© Copyright Friends of Belper Parks, St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper, DE56 1HX, U.K. Site update 1st September 2008
Background aerial photograph courtesy of Amber Valley Borough Council
The following books are obtainable from bookshops and, or Derbyshire Libraries. Copies of most can be found in the local history section of Belper library. We have selected titles that will give more background on what has been covered in these notes:
"Historical Record of Belper", Charles Willott, Belper 1885.
“Some notes on Old Belper and Old Belper Books”, T. R. Derry 1890
"Belper and its people", Charles Willott, Belper 1894. republished 1991 by Ashbourne Editions. ISBN 18773775059.
"Duffield Forest in the Sixteenth Century", Hon. Frederick Strutt and the Rev J. Charles Cox.
Derbyshire Archeological Society Journal Vol. XXV. June 1903.
"Roman Derbyshire", Tom Garlick, Dalesman Books 1975. ISBN 0 85206 247 8.
“The Royal Forests of England”, C. J. Cox, Methuen 1905
"Belper in bygone years", R. J. Millward, Publisher Belper 1978
"Belper, a study of its History based on Visual Evidence", Belper Historical Society 1981. ISBN 0950187909
"St. John's Chapel, Belper" E. G. Power, Scarthin Books 1985.
"The Illustrated History of Duffield", Watson, Derby 1986.
"Roman Derbyshire", M. Brassington, Derby 1991.
"An Illustrated History of Belper and its Environs", Jean Charles, George Power, Michael Smith.
Edited by Peter Naylor. Published by M. G. Morris, Belper 1999. ISBN 09536692906.
“Living Landscapes, Parkland” Graham Harvey, The National Trust 2002
"Roman Belper", Trevor Griffin, "the Gangway", Belper Historical Society 2003.
Belper Parks Local Nature Reserve, Management Plan, July 2003. Amber Valley Borough Council, Groundwork Erewash Valley, the Wildlife Trusts.
"Duffield Frith", Mary Wiltshire, Sue Moore, Barry Crisp, Brian Rich, Landmark Publishing 2005, ISBN 1-84306-191-0.
"Digs reveal evidence of pre-historic and Roman occupation", Barry Lewis. In "Derby's Ancient Settlers", Derby Evening Telegraph supplement, 15/5/2006