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Latitude: 53.0289 / 53°1'44"N
Longitude: -1.4864 / 1°29'11"W
OS Eastings: 434542
OS Northings: 348081
OS Grid: SK345480
Mapcode National: GBR 6CP.30L
Mapcode Global: WHDGF.44G9
Plus Code: 9C5W2GH7+HC
Entry Name: North Mill
Listing Date: 3 February 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186846
English Heritage Legacy ID: 78410
Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56
Civil Parish: Belper
Built-Up Area: Belper
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Belper Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 3448 SE 1/3 3.2.66.
Apart from Bage's Mill at Shrewsbury (which has an altered exterior) the North
Mill is the earliest example of a completely iron framed mill in the world
and is certainly the most intact extant example of this type of construction.
1803-4. Built by Strutts (designed by William Strutt). To replace an earlier
mill destroyed by fire. It is an example of their developing constructional
innovations, particularly designed to combat fire hazards and to provide light
and airy working conditions. T-shaped plan. Red brick, lever part ashlar.
Slate roof with coped gable ends. Five storeys. Fifteen windows, generally
of 3 lights each with cambered head linings. Attic floor, formerly used as
a school for children working in the mill, has lunette in western gable end
facing street. Vaulted construction inside. Wheel pit below.
Listing NGR: SK3454248081
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