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    Belper North Mill was built by Jedediah Strutt and was probably the most technically advanced building of its era. It was a water powered cotton spinning mill. The Derwent Valley Visitors centre is situated in the mill and is a good stopping off point for a couple of hours. There you can pick up plenty of leaflets and take a tour (guided or independent) of the mill technology. In the tour you will see how the cotton industry developed from a cottage industry into big business. Many of the exhibits are original machines. Belper is well known for the nail industry, the local football club is known as the nailers. The nail workshop in the mill will inform you of the development of this industry. In recent years the mill complex has been revitalised and is the site for many local businesses.

    Visitor centre opening times are 1 to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday during March to the end of October. In winter, it does not open on a Wednesday and is closed for two weeks either side of Christmas. There is a German language leaflet and school parties are welcome by prior arrangement.


    A view of the East mill from the 'Triangle'

    Contact details for Belper North Mill:

    The Manager, Derwent Valley VC, North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derby, DE56 1YD

    Phone/Fax: 01773 880474

    Email: info@belpernorthmill.org.uk

    To visit the web site click here or click here for Gerry and Linda Knight’s detailed site about the Strutt family, the historical context of the late 18th century, Pawtucket (Belper’s twin town in the USA) and their own listed property East Lodge.


    The Lion Hotel is situated in the centre of one of Derbyshire's most historic towns - Belper. The hotel provides an extremely high level of comfort and service. It is a perfect place to stay whilst you visit the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site ... more details and online booking.

    Click here to book your stay at the Lion Hotel in Belper.

    Belper Research - informative web site with dozens of local links.

     Coldharbour Mill - Working Wool Museum, in the Devon Heartland, houses an impressive array of working spinning and weaving machines, two mill engines and a 1910 Lancashire Boiler.



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