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Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle has stood guard over the Trent Valley for centuries, especially during the time of unsettled political rivalry that seemed common place until the late seventeenth century.  The only way for anyone attempting to attack the fortress had to be along a steep narrow gully rising from the town.  To do this was potentially […]

Places Pevsner Forgot – Hilcote

It seemed incredible to us that a settlement containing perhaps the finest miners’ cottages in the Midlands should have been missed by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in his travels. Possibly, in 1953, when compiling the first edition of his guide to Derbyshire in his historic series The Buildings of England and having visited Blackwell, of which […]