Belper  Derbyshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Belper like this:

Belper, township and market town with ry. sta., Duffield par., on river Derwent, in S. of co. and 7 miles N. of Derby -- township, 3185 ac., pop. 9875; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Has cotton and hosiery mfrs. chiefly; also nails and earthenware; numerous collieries are in the vicinity.

Belper through time

Belper is now part of Amber Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Amber Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Belper itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Belper, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th January 2022

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