Idridgehay

IDRIDGEHAY, with Allton, a township, in the parish of Wirksworth, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 3½ miles (S.) from Wirksworth; containing 194 inhabitants. Idridgehay comprises 517 acres of fertile land, and Allton 475 acres, both lying on the Derby and Wirksworth road. There are some good residences, commanding beautiful views; among them are, Ecclesburn, named from a rivulet that flows in the vicinity, and Allton Manor House, recently erected, of stone procured on the estate. The tithes of the township were commuted in 1844, when £154 were apportioned to the impropriator, and £7 to the vicar of Wirksworth.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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