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Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD.
Built by Jedediah Strutt in 1804, North Mill in Belper was a cotton mill, having an advanced 'fireproof' 5 storey structure of brick, stone and iron. The Strutt family were friends with Charles Bage an engineer from Shrewsbury, who provided advice on the design and construction. The mill was originally powered by a huge waterwheel.