"One gets some charming glimpses of the valley scenery, and especially of the pretty village of DERWENT, with its ancient hall, stone packhorse bridge, and picturesque cottages. The Water Board have, this year, taken possession of the estate with a view to future requirements. But before we consider ourselves to have really reached Ashopton, let us set back to the Snake Inn."
[From The High Peak to Sherwood, by Thomas L. TUDOR, pub. (London) R. Scott, 1925-6.
Transcription from an original copy kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 11th Jan 2001]
Most of the village and parish have been "drowned" by the Ladybower Reservoir, built between 1935 and 1943. Only the war memorial remains above the water level.