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3 and 4, William Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0267 / 53°1'35"N

Longitude: -1.4817 / 1°28'54"W

OS Eastings: 434858

OS Northings: 347833

OS Grid: SK348478

Mapcode National: GBR 6CP.B5S

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.66P0

Entry Name: 3 and 4, William Street

Listing Date: 13 December 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78617

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: Belper St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 3447 NE

Nos 3 and 4

Early C19 Cluster Houses. Built after 1803 by William Strutt in co-operation
with Bage of Shrewsbury. Since Bage's similar houses of 1790s no longer exist,
the Clusters in Belper are believed to be the oldest surviving example of this
particular housing type which was subsequently copied in many other parts of
the world. Innovative plan of one block divided north/south and east/west
to form 4 back to back houses. Each block sited in centre of large plot similarly
divided so that the northern 2 houses in each block are on one street and
those to the south on another. Eight blocks or 'Clusters' were originally
envisaged but only 5 acutally built. They were intended as houses for mill
foremen and managerial staff. Coursed stone, slate roof sloped down hillside,
end and centre stacks. Two and a half storeys with flanking 2 storey one
bay recessed wings. One window each and small ground floor window to left
of door. Originally skylights and attic windows in gable ends. Windows, sashes
with stone lintels and doors with voussoirs and cambered arches. Internal
plan of living room and kitchen separated by inside coal house and cellar
stairs. Some modifications and additions to several houses. Coursed stone
rubble garden walls.

Listing NGR: SK3485847833

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