"BELPER is a market town and chapelry, in the parish of Duffield, and hundred of Appletree; 134 miles from London, 54 S.E. from Manchester, 16 S. from Chesterfield, 8 N. from Derby, and the like distance S.S.E. from Matlock. Beaurep'd and Beaureper, were modes of spelling, by which this town was designated in ancient documents; it was then an inconsiderable village, but has now become one of the most flourishing market towns in Derbyshire."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The town is on the eastern bank of the River Derwent, 7 miles north of Derby. The parish covers about 2,700 acres.
Ben BROOKSBANKhas a photograph of Belper Station on Geo-graph, taken in April, 1961.