SK3448 : Belper River Gardens

taken 1 year ago, near to Belper, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Belper River Gardens
Belper River Gardens
The old mill leat has been developed as a water feature.
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)
Thursday, 13 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3467 4816 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.7765N 1:29.0699W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3465 4815
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Public Garden  Grade II(star) Listed Park 

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