Record

RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.D1564/31
TitleMap of Belper town centre showing field boundaries, buildings and the route of the railway
Date[c1840]
DescriptionThe map covers land lying to the east of the River Derwent, from the south end of the Fishyards to the north side of Bridge Hill, part of Alderwasley Lane, Swinney Lane, Lawn Hill, Common Side, Kiln Lane and Cowhill.

Surveyor: [George Henry Hopkins]
Scale: 2 chains to 1 inch
Approximate centre of map: SK434620,347547

Numbered on reverse as 'Plan C'
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Archive CreatorStrutt family of Belper
Administrative HistoryThe railway is show in more detail than in earlier maps but houses that were to be demolished, for example on Long Row, can still be seen so the map was probably produced shortly before or just after the railway opened in 1840.
FormatMap/Plan
Physical DescriptionSize: 180 x 184 cm
CopiesA digital copy of this item can be viewed on the public computers at the record office.
AcknowledgementsAdditional catalogue description provided by Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme project volunteers in 2018 and map was digitised externally with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the same project.
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