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North Mill

A Grade I Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78410

Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

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

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(East Side)
North Mill
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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