Record

RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.D1564/44
TitleGround floor plan of Bridgehill House, Belper showing the position of gas, water and drain pipes in and around the building
Date1888
DescriptionLike many other Strutt family maps and plans, this one too continued to be updated, for example in reference to the widening of the road for the horses and coach in Jun 1904 and a note on 30 Jan 1892 referring to the replacement of an old iron pipe for a new lead one. This is one of the only surviving documents that shows the layout of the house.

Surveyor: M [Maurice] Hunter
Scale: 10 feet to 11/4 inch
Approximate centre of map: 434242,348228
Extent1 item
LevelItem
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Archive CreatorStrutt family of Belper
Administrative HistoryBridgehill House was designed by William Strutt in the 1790s for his brother George Benson (both were sons of Jedediah). Overlooking the mills and the town below, it remained the family home for three generations before being demolished in the 1930s.
FormatMap/Plan
Physical DescriptionSize: 124 x 135 cm
CopiesA digital copy of this item can be viewed on the public computers at the record office.
RelatedMaterialSee D3772 for other records of the house, including early 20th century photographs, housekeeping accounts books, watchmen’s notebooks with a daily record of lights per room and an inventory of all the contents made around 1930 when the property was demolished.
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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