Tag Archives: Derbyshire

Nine Ladies stone circle

Early Bronze Age stone circle, near Matlock in Derbyshire, in the care of English Heritage. Traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday.

Bolsover Castle

Listed C17 country house in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Medieval style; medieval foundations.

Hardwick Hall

Listed building in the District of Bolsover, in Derbyshire near Sutton-in-Ashfield and Chesterfield. Country house now owned by the National Trust. 1590-1597, alterations 1788, service wing added 1860. Sandstone ashlar, roofs hidden behind parapets. H-plan , with a double stepped extension at each end. Two storeys, with three storey towers, each over a basement storey. […]

Haddon Hall

Listed fortified manor house, near Bakewell, Derbyshire. Seat of the Dukes of Rutland and built by the Vernon family. Fragments of C12 work but mainly of two periods with the upper courtyard built mainly in the second quarter of Cl4 and the lower courtyard built mostly in C15, but also with major refashionings and alterations […]

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England near the village of Creswell and close to Worksop. The cliffs of the ravine contain several caves that were occupied during the last ice age, between around 43,000 and 10,000 years ago. It has been proposed as a World Heritage Site. […]

Derbyshire

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Derbyshire” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Derbyshire (/ˈdɑrbɨʃə/ DAR-bi-shər or /ˈdɑrbɪʃɪər/ DAR-bi-sheer; abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the […]

Wirksworth

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Wirksworth” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Wirksworth is a market town in Derbyshire, England, with a population of over 9,000. It is the second largest in the Derbyshire Peak District after Matlock. The population including Cromford, Bolehill and Middleton-by-Wirksworth is about 12,000. It lies on the border of Amber […]

Whaley Bridge

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Whaley Bridge” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, situated on the River Goyt. Whaley Bridge is approximately 16 mi (26 km) south of Manchester, 7 mi (11 km) north of Buxton, 9 mi (14 km) east of Macclesfield and […]

Staveley

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Staveley Derbyshire” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Staveley is a town within the borough of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. The town is situated alongside the River Rother, adjacent to Eckington to the north, Barlborough to the east, Sutton-cum-Duckmanton civil parish to the south and Brimington to the west. It […]

Shirebrook

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Shirebrook” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Shirebrook is a town in the Bolsover district of north-east Derbyshire on the border with Nottinghamshire, England. At the 2001 UK Census it had a population of 9,291 (civil parish), 10,412 (urban area). It is on the B6407, and close to the A632 […]