Strutt's North Mill - Belper

Historic Belper

Other Historic Sites in Belper Influenced by the Strutt's


In the 1770s Jedediah Strutt and his sons began their pioneering cotton mill business, and in the process transformed Belper from a small hamlet to a thriving industrial community. Through successive generations the Strutt’s built millworkers’ cottages, chapels, schools and leisure facilities for their workers, creating one of the world's first industrial communities.

Much of what the Strutt's built in Belper can still be seen today, including:


Belper River Gardens

Located just next to Strutt's North Mill, these unique and easily accessible riverside gardens have been giving visitors a beautiful place to visit for over one hundred years.

There is a children's play area, a bandstand with peformances throughout the year, and rowing boats can be hired during the summer months to take a trip along nearly three miles of the river.

Millworkers' Cottages

The Beaurepaire Garden

The Old Nick

Across the Main Road from Belper's Mills is "The Old Nick". This was Belper’s Police Station, built in 1847, and for two years from 1857 it served as the headquarters of the Derbyshire Constabulary.

The Unitarian Chapel

St John's Chapel

Nail Makers Workshop

Belper Parks

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