SK3448 : Belper Mills weirs and sluices 2

taken 4 months ago, near to Belper, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Belper Mills weirs and sluices  2
Belper Mills weirs and sluices 2
Built between 1795-7 when the West Mill was built, Listed Grade II*.

In the distance can be seen the cafe and promenade of the Belper River Gardens.
Belper River Gardens
The gardens were funded by G Herbert Strutt following the founding of the Belper Boating Association in 1905 on the site of what had been an osier bed within the area of the mill property. Pleasure grounds were laid out with the layout and rockwork was provided by Pulham & Son of Broxbourne. including a boat house, bandstand and refreshment kiosk.

When the Boating Association ceased in 1918, the English Sewing Cotton Company took over the grounds. Although primarily a facility for employees, the public were admitted for a small charge. The gardens passed to the ownership of the local council in 1966, and the charge was abolished at this time.

The gardens were giving a major face lift in 2009 by Amber Valley District Council, but the essential character was retained.

The gardens are Listed Grade II*.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3453 4817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.7824N 1:29.1951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3449 4813
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Sluice Gate  Weir  Grade II(star) Listed  Public Garden 

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