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20, 22 & 24, Derby Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0134 / 53°0'48"N

Longitude: -1.4822 / 1°28'55"W

OS Eastings: 434838

OS Northings: 346359

OS Grid: SK348463

Mapcode National: GBR 6CW.42M

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.6JG6

Plus Code: 9C5W2G79+94

Entry Name: 20, 22 & 24, Derby Road

Listing Date: 12 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490586

ID on this website: 101390601

Location: Cowhill, 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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950/0/10013 DERBY ROAD
12-NOV-03 20,22&24

Set of three cottages, the central one a former toll house. c.1800. For the industrialist Jedediah Strutt. Coursed squared stone with plain tile roof and two massive brick ridge stacks. 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical front facing the road with central projecting gable. Sash or C20 windows under flat arch heads. Left-hand cottage has central door with window to left and a window on both floors to right. Central cottage in the projecting gable has door in the left return, a window on each floor and in attic to the front, and a window on the right return. Right-hand cottage has central door, a window on both floors to left and a window to right. Each gable end has an attic window. Rear has various doors, windows and extensions.
INTERIOR. Central cottage has exposed rafters, a winder stair, a c.1800 fireplace and plank doors.
HISTORY. In 1793 Jedediah Strutt obtained an Act of Parliament to allow him to construct a private toll road to service his cotton mills and associated activities in Milford and Belper. A Strutt estate map of 1806 shows these cottages with the same ground-plan next to a toll bar across this 'Messrs. Strutts New Road'. This little-altered set of cottages, standing within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, is a significant survival of one of the most important early industrial sites in the country.

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