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Derbyshire place-names

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Full name Derbyshire
Abbreviation Derbys
Coordinates 53.133333, -1.6
Area (1891) 2647.04879 km2[1]
Population (1891) 426768[2]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Derbyshire. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.

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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-20.


County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Derbyshire as follows:

Derbyshire has four distinct areas but all together creating the whole. Much of southern Derbyshire lies in the green Trent Valley. Derby itself, a cathedral city, is a major midland industrial town, currently trying to diversify. The Derwent runs through the eastern edge of Derby, southward towards the Trent. From the northern edge of Derby the hills begin to rise at once and the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Dales begin. This area is an in between land, for beyond the farms of the hills and dales, the land becomes rougher and the hills become the high, dramatic moors of Peak District, an area of glorious scenery. The mountains in the High Peak, take up the whole northwest of the county. The Pennine Way begins at Edale in the Peak District, drawing hikers in their hundreds each week. The rest of the Peak District should not be neglected though. From Ashbourne the Leek Valley can be visited. Buxton, once a popular spa town, retains its Victorian charm. The Peak District is known for its springs, as countless underground streams bubble up from the hills, and the ceremony of "well-dressing" that takes place in villages throughout the district. Historically lead has been mined in great quantities in the Peak District hills. Quite distinct is the northeast of Derbyshire, with its coalfields. A great number of industrial towns and mining towns dot the valleys of the Derwent, the Amber and the Rother, socially distinct from the rest of the county.

Main Towns: Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Matlock.
Main Rivers: Derwent, Dove, Trent, Wye.
Highlights: Chatsworth House; Dove Dale; Eyam 'plague village'; Haddon Hall; Speedwell Cavern.
Highest Point: Kinder Scout, 636.42 m.
Area: 2665.1 km.[3]


17th Century

2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 17th century.

18th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 18th century.

19th Century

13 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

9 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.

Local traditions

2 Localities with local traditions relating to Robin Hood.

Literary locales

2 Literary locales.


4 Robin Hood-related artifacts.

All localities

33 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

7 Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

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