"BRACKENFIELD, a township in the parish of Morton, hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 4 miles to the E. of Matlock. Alfreton is its post town. The Midland railway runs near it. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, worth £52, in the patronage of the Rector of Morton. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
Ogston Reservoir, fed by the River Amber, is a prominent place in this parish, just north of the village.