This was the entrance to Belper Station until the demolition of the buildings in 1973. The ticket office of 1878 can be seen behind the iron gates.
The parade of shops on either side of the entrance were completed in September 1914. Whitaker’s Greengrocers on the left, still stands as the Hallmark Card Shop, but the shops on the right, including Rowells on the other side of the bridge, were all demolished to allow for the building of a Fine Fair Supermarket (now Poundland).
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
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