The Chevin Tower

Ian Castledine presented his findings on the Chevin Tower to the society in our February meeting of 2024. In the talk he offered a new theory based upon an examination of extant archaeology.

He very kindly agreed to his work being available as a download on our website.


Milford Trespass Logbook

A full transcription of the Milford Trespass Logbook.

Belper Nightwatchmen's Report Book

A full transcription and learning resource for the Nightwatchmen’s Report Book.

Front cover of the Belper Nightwatchmen's Book.
1813 will of Joseph Simpson

Local Wills

Belper Historical Society has produced a probate index detailing the wills held in the society archive.

Belper cemetery Project

A project set up by members of the Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield. 

Belper Cemetery

Mary Smedley Papers

Mary Smedley was Chairman of Belper Historical Society until shortly before her death in 2020.

Mary also had been the Manager of Strutt’s North Mill Museum and had carried out extensive research about Belper and its history over many years.

The society is happy to present some of her findings on these pages.

Former Belper Historical Society Chair, Mary Smedley
Belper channels - Nottingham Road

Belper Channels

Parkside and the Dunge from Jacob's Ladder

A Short Walk from the Coppice

Field Head singing

Methodism in Belper

Wyver Lane by Bridgefoot.

A Short Walk from the North Mill

Nail warehouse on Marsh Lane Belper

Nailing in Belper

The Acorn public house on Mill Street Belper

Public Houses in Belper

View of Belper Mill from the Festival gardens

Festival Gardens

Chapel Hollow, now St John's Road

Old Belper Names