Lea, a village forming part of the township of Dethick and Lea, in Dethick ecclesiastical parish, Ashover parish, Derbyshire, near the river Derwent and the M.R., 2A- miles. SE of Matlock, and 2 from Cromford railway station. It has a post office under Matlock Bath; money order and telegraph office, Lea Bridge. There are a Wesleyan chapel, spacious-schools erected in 1860 under supervision of Miss Florence-Nightingale, lead-smelting works, and spinning and hosiery manufactories. Lea Hurst, in the neighbourhood, is a handsome Gothic mansion, the seat of the Lee family, and possesses interest in having been for many years the residence of Miss Florence Nightingale. See DETHICK.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Lea are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: