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The Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0023 / 53°0'8"N

Longitude: -1.4866 / 1°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 434548

OS Northings: 345118

OS Grid: SK345451

Mapcode National: GBR 6CW.WG6

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.4SCR

Entry Name: The Tower

Listing Date: 13 December 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78613

Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Belper

Built-Up Area: Belper

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Milford Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

The Tower
SK 3445 5/15
North Midland Railway opened Derby to Belper in 1840. Route surveyed by George
Stephenson. Tall coursed stone tower. Four storeys. One opening on each
floor. Roofless. Square plan. Sited over the Milford Tunnel. Nixon suggests
may have been used as a siting tower or theodolite during the surveying of
the line and points out that its construction would have employed a large
number of men during a slack period. Nixon pages 158 and 159.

Listing NGR: SK3454845118

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