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Heage or High Edge, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Heage or High Edge, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Duffield parish, Derbyshire, near the river Derwent, the Cromford Canal, and the M.R., 1½ mile SE of Amber-gate railway station, and 2½ miles NNE of Belper, with a post and money order office, of the name of Heage, under Belper; telegraph office, Belper. Acreage, 2367; population, 2490. The ecclesiastical parish contains also the hamlets of Nether Heage, Cackleton, Toadmoor, Ambergate, and Boothgate. The manor belongs to the Hurt family. There are quarries, corn-mills, saw-mills, and a brush manufactory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £175 with residence. The church is ancient, and was repaired and enlarged in 1836; two stained windows were erected, and half an acre of land added to the churchyard in 1881. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Free Methodist chapels, and an endowed school.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishDuffield 
Poor Law unionBelper 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Heage or High Edge from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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