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The Derwent, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Derwent, The, a river of Derbyshire. It rises near Barrow Stones in the High Peak, at the northern extremity of the county; runs 38 miles southward and south-south-cast-ward, past Hathersage, Chatsworth, Matlock, Cromford, and Belper, to Derby; then goes 8 miles east-south-eastward to the Trent near Wilne, at the boundary with Leicestershire. It traverses romantic scenery to Cromford, and flows through fine lowland landscape from Belper to the Trent.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.