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  • Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    18th century A domed top to which the sails were attached could revolve and take advantage of the wind whichever direction it blew from Movement from the sails was transmitted to the millstones through a series of gear wheels By the late 19th century the mill was disused and gradually it became derelict In 1963 a plan was developed to convert it into an observation tower with a concrete top and viewing platform which would overlook the new reservoir However the old building was found to be unsuitable and the conversion was never completed The site of Furnace Farm now lies under water 200m from the dam This was formerly a forge probably dating back to the first half of the 17th century Here cast iron was worked into wrought iron using hammers powered by a water wheel located on a stream that passed through the valley By 1735 the old forge had been converted to a charcoal fired blast furnace Again water power from the nearby stream was used this time to operate bellows Charcoal was supplied from Melbourne wood The furnace closed down sometime before 1800 Photo Description Staunton Harold Reservoir Image Reference No DP 230901STAUNTON 01 Exact Map Location Click HERE Date photo taken 23rd September 2001 Other Information This is Staunton Harold reservoir which is a popular place to come on a Sunday afternoon Photo Description Staunton Harold Reservoir 2 Image Reference No DP 181101STAUNTON 02 Date photo taken 18th November 2001 Other Information Another shot from the car park Photo Description The 1798 windmill tower Image Reference No DP 230901STAUNTON 03 Date photo taken 23rd September 2001 Other Information This is Windmill tower at Staunton Harold reservoir Read the history in the blue section above to discover what this is Photo Description The 1798 windmill

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  • Stenson, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    an alignment approximating to the division between Stenson and Twyford The lock cottage was built in 1810 The largest building here is Stenson House built by Samuel Brown of Derby for Harpur Crewe tenant Richard Forman The pub was named the Stenson bubble as the water when re entering the canal below the lock tends to bubble from the outlet under the towpath Photo Description Stenson Marina Stenson Image Reference No DP 100601STENS 01 Date photo taken 10th June 2001 Other Information This is Stenson Marina where you can have Sunday lunch on a narrow boat This is the Trent Mersey canal For more information about going on the canal boat click HERE Photo Description Bubble Inn Stenson Image Reference No DP 220202STENS 02 Exact Map Location Click HERE Date photo taken 22nd February 2002 Other Information This is the Bubble Inn pub at Stenson It is a a popular canal side venue the inn is a converted 200 year old barn 4 miles from Derby It got the name due to the water bubbling from the byweir next to the lock gates Photo Description The Bubble inn pub close up Image Reference No DP 160903STENS 07 Date photo taken 16th September 2003 Other Information This is a closer shot of the Bubble inn pub This is a very popular place in the summer Photo Description Stenson Tea rooms summer Image Reference No DP 020803STENS 03 Date photo taken 2nd August 2003 Other Information This is Stenson Tea rooms which is housed in the former lock cottage Here you can have a coffee and watch the boats using the locks A popular place to relax on a summer day Photo Description Stenson Tea rooms Spring Image Reference No DP 110403STENS 04 Date photo taken 11th April 2003 Other Information This

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  • Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    the Co op Branch No 9 and it was built in 1915 Photo Description The New Empire Image Reference No DP 031002SWADLIN 07 Date photo taken 3rd October 2002 Other Information This building was built in 1931 on the site of the former Empire Cinema which was built in 1912 When the original cinema was being planned by Edwin Lawrence in October 1911 it was not welcomed by the religious fraternity due to its location across the road from the Wesleyan methodist church but within weeks some local businessmen took on the project and the Swadlincote Entertainments Co Ltd opened the Swadlincote Empire on Boxing day 1912 The building is now used as an Amusement arcade but it still retains it Art Deco style frontage Photo Description Wesleyan methodist church Image Reference No DP 031002SWADLIN 01 Date photo taken 3rd October 2002 Other Information This nonconformist chapel on West street was built in 1863 on the site of an earlier chapel of 1816 The building is in excellent condition with an organ from 1905 It is located just down the road from Sharpe s pottery resource centre Photo Description The town hall Image Reference No DP 031002SWADLIN 05 Date photo taken 3rd October 2002 Other Information Swadlincote Town Hall was built in 1861 by public subscription Below the clock face is the slogan Time the Avenger The town hall is on West Street which is the main shopping street of Swadlincote Photo Description Maurice Lea park fish pond Image Reference No DP 031002SWADLIN 10 Date photo taken 3rd October 2002 Other Information Maurice Lea Park was completed in 1929 and opened in 1930 Its site was part of Gresley Common which had become totally degraded by clay and coal extraction It was paid for by Herbert Lea a successful businessman and native of the area in memory of his son Maurice who was killed in the first World War The plaque on this pond reads Presented by Mrs Charles E Robinson on behalf of the girl guides of the district as a memento of the life and reign of King George V May 30th 1936 Photo Description Swadlincote ski centre Image Reference No DP 031002SWADLIN 10 Exact Map Location Click HERE Date photo taken 3rd October 2002 Other Information This Ski slope has been in Swadlincote for many years now and it is well known in the Midlands It has a nursery slope and a main run of over 160 metres There is also a 650 metre toboggan run which winds its way down the ski slope which you can see snaking around the left of this photo The centre is located on the rather aptly named Hill Street Sharpe s Pottery Resource Centre Sharpe s Pottery was one of the earliest pottery works to be built in the South Derbyshire district It was founded in 1821 by Thomas Sharpe as a diversification from his main business of farming Coarse domestic yellow ware in a variety of forms including a

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  • Swarkestone, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    years ago it was originally a coaching inn on the Harpur Crewe estate There has been an inn here for 800 years It has a nice beer garden next to the river Trent which is very popular on sunny afternoons Photo Description Swarkestone bridge Image Reference No DP 080601SWARKSTONE 02 Date photo taken 8th June 2001 Other Information This is Swarkestone bridge which is a 1 mile very bendy bridge that you have to drive down to get to Melborne from Swarkestone This bridge was built in the 13th Century and is the longest stone bridge in England Photo Description Swarkestone bridge over the River Trent Image Reference No DP 010102SWARKSTONE 03 Date photo taken 1st January 2002 Other Information This is Swarkestone bridge in snow on the first day of 2002 The Crewe and Harpur Arms pub can be seen on the left bank of the river This is the River Trent Photo Description St James Church Image Reference No DP 040904SWARKSTONE 04 Date photo taken 4th September 2004 Other Information This is the Parish Church of St James it was restored in 1874 76 by F J Robinson with only the south west tower and the Harpur chapel remaining intact The chapel contains alabaster monuments to Sir Richard Harpur 1573 and Sir John Harpur 1627 and a chancel tomb to John Rolleston who died in 1482 Photo Description St James Church 2 Image Reference No DP 040904SWARKSTONE 10 Date photo taken 4th September 2004 Other Information This is another view of the Parish Church of St James Photo Description Jacobean Pavilion Swarkestone Stand Image Reference No DP 091101SWARKSTONE 05 Exact Map Location Click HERE Date photo taken 9th November 2001 Other Information This strange building stands in the meadow above the village In 1630 32 a banquetting house called The stand was built set in a sward of rhomboid shape called The Cuttle It was intended as a bowl alley house It was built at a cost of 11 12s 4d by the mason Richard Shepherd to a design which Girouard attributes on stylistic grounds to John Smythson It is made from fine ashlar Keuper sandstone It is decorated with the coat of arms of Sir John Harpur After three centuries of dereliction it was sold to the Landmark trust in 1984 Swarkestone Hall was demolished by 1750 This pavilion survivied thanks to the Harpur Crewe family This splendid building is now owned by the Landmark Trust and YOU can rent it for a holiday What a great idea See their website for more information HERE This unique building was featured on the cover of the Rolling Stones album Beggar s Banquet Photo Description Jacobean Pavilion Swarkestone Stand 2 Image Reference No DP 040904SWARKSTONE 11 Date photo taken 4th September 2004 Other Information This is another view of the Jacobean Pavilion this time with a cow in front of it Photo Description Jacobean Pavilion Swarkestone Stand 3 Image Reference No DP 040904SWARKSTONE 12 Date photo taken 4th September

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  • Twyford, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and history
    click HERE Please wait until all the thumbnail photos have loaded before you click on one Photos of Twyford Derbyshire England Twyford can be found by going East from Willington on the A5132 road Twyford has got to be one of the smallest villages that I have visited so far It took me a while to actually find a way into Twyford There is only one road into the village along side which runs Twyford brook and the other side is a nature reserve Until 1963 the village street led to a chain ferry over the River Trent but it is now just a cul de sac The ferry took you to the other side where you could get to Milton via Meadow Lane The village itself with a population of little over 100 is merely a cluster of houses by the river bank Monuments inside the churchyard reflect local families the Harpurs of Calke and Vernons of Sudbury The small organ with a mid C19 case reflecting the Norman chancel arch is said to contain some pipes of a 1790 instrument Photo Description St Andrew Image Reference No DP 280302TWYFORD 01 Exact map location Click HERE Date photo taken 28th March 2002 Other Information This is Saint Andrews church which has a Norman chancel arch a 13th century lower stage tower with 15th century upper stage spire recessed behind battlements The chancel is 14th century In the 18th century the nave was remodelled with brick now covered with Ivy This fine church is Grade I listed Photo Description Twyford Greens Nature Reserve Image Reference No DP 280302TWYFORD 02 Date photo taken 28th March 2002 Other Information This nature reserve runs along side of the road into Twyford and also onto the other side of the A5132 This reserve is

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  • Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    you click on one Photos of Weston on Trent Derbyshire England Weston upon Trent is a large village pleasantly seated on the north east bank of the Trent It is located just west of Aston on Trent Click HERE for a map of the area Photo Description St Mary s church Image Reference No DP 310502WESTON 01 Exact map location Click HERE Date photo taken 31st May 2002 Other Information This is Saint Mary s parish church It is mostly 13th century the north isle windows are 14th century The west tower has 15th century windows and a recessed spire It contains fragmentary effigies of Richard Sale d1615 and his wife Photo Description The Coopers Arms pub Image Reference No DP 310502WESTON 02 Exact map location Click HERE Date photo taken 31st May 2002 Other Information This is the Coopers Arms Pub housed in 17th century mansion formally Weston Hall used by Oliver Cromwell as temporary barracks During the First World War an escaped German prisoner hid here briefly before eventually making his way back to his homeland This pub has its own 1 5 acre lake which is popular with the local fishermen for it s Bream Carp Roach Rudd etc Photo Description The Coopers Arms pub 2 Image Reference No DP 040904WESTON 06 Date photo taken 4th September 2004 Other Information This is a late summer afternoon at the Coopers Arms Photo Description The Old Plough inn Image Reference No DP 310502WESTON 03 Date photo taken 31st May 2002 Other Information This is the old plough inn pub it is located on Weston Road It is an old pub which has been extended into an adjoining cottage The award winning garden has been judged best in Derbyshire Photo Description The commemorative Scarlet Oak tree Image Reference No DP

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  • Willington, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    these trees located in the field here Photo Description Coughing Sheep Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 03 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information Not a Willington specific thing but this lovely Sheep was in a field directly opposite Forty Trunks While I was photographing the tree several of them were coughing Something that I have never seen before from Sheep Photo Description Willington village view Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 04 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information This is where Repton road meets Twyford road Photo Description The Green Man pub Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 05 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information The Green Man pub Photo Description The Rising Sun pub Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 06 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information This is the Rising Sun pub on Twyford road Photo Description The Trent Mersey Canal Image Reference No DP 271001WILLINGTON 07 Date photo taken 27th October 2001 Other Information Here we see the Trent Mersey canal with a boat turning the Cooling towers of Willington power station in the background Photo Description The Trent Mersey Canal 2 Image Reference No DP 160903WILLINGTON 11 Date photo taken 16th Septermber 2003 Other Information This is the T M canal viewed from the road bridge Photo Description Willington Brook on Repton road Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 08 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information This nice looking brook flows in front of many of the houses on Repton Road Photo Description Saint Michael s Parish church Image Reference No DP 231001WILLINGTON 09 Date photo taken 23rd October 2001 Other Information This is Saint Michael s church The south doorway is Norman The north transept dates from 1824 The history of Willington Bridge Until 1839 the only way of

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  • Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    plate Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 02 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information This is looking in the direction of Black rocks the antenna on the hill is where I took the photos from at the top of Black Rocks in Cromford If you want to get to this picnic area I recommend you walk or check that the brakes on your car are good before starting up the road as it is VERY steep and narrow Photo Description Looking in the direction of Black Rocks Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 03 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information This is black Rocks hill in the distance Photo Description Stoney Wood Eight stones Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 04 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information I noticed while at Stoney wood picnic area that down on the hill in front is the figure 8 layed out in stones This is the one that can be seen in one of my Black rock photos click HERE to goto it now Photo Description Stoney Wood view of road Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 05 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information This road is the one you have to come up to get to Stoney Wood picnic area Photo Description Stoney Wood View of wirksworth Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 06 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information This is in the direction of Wirksworth Photo Description Hope and Anchor pub Image Reference No DP 020701WIRKSWORTH 07 Date photo taken 2nd July 2001 Other Information Hope and Anchor pub in Wirksworth market place Behind me is the Wirksworth heritage centre where you learn about the history of Wirksworth For more information visit their website by clicking HERE Photo Description Wirksworth library Image Reference No DP

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