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Places Pevsner Forgot – Makeney, Derbyshire

As we wandered round sunny Makeney, we wondered how Pevsner could ever have forgotten to include the place, for although historically a miniscule hamlet within the huge parish of Duffield, it gained in importance in the 19th century through its proximity to the various expanding Strutt family enterprises at Milford and gained two important houses […]

Glossop & Old Glossop

Like Hope, Hathersage and Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop was once a vast parish of over 50,000 acres, subsequently subdivided, covering the hills of the western Dark Peak. In 1086 it was part of an even larger entity, the lordship of Longendale, held directly by the king, and it remained as such except for a brief period under […]

The Archers of Ashover

[dropcaps]Traditionally bowmen from Ashover, Men of Asher as they were known, fought with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt. Of them only the name of their leader, Thomas Babington remains, but as Brian Spencer discovered, one of the local pubs, The Crispin has direct links to that momentous event in English history.[/dropcaps] Archery was […]