"HEAGE is a township and village, in the parish of Duffield, and hundred of Appletree, 15 Miles N. from Duffield, about the like distance S.S.E. from Alfreton, and 3 N.E. from Belper. There is a mineral spring in the neighbourhood, efficacious in ulcerous complaints and for stopping inward bleeding. A chapel under the establishment, and several others for dissenters of various denominations are in the parish. The living of Heage is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the vicar of Duffield. The township contained, according to the returns, made in 1831, 1,845 inhabitants."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The village stands near the River Derwent. The parish covers 2,600 acres and contains the hamlets of Nether Heage, Cackleton, Toadmoor, Ambergate, Black-Horse, and Boothgate. The River Amber serves as the northern border of the parish. The name derives from "High Edge". The village is noted today for its restored six-sail windmill from the late 1700s.
Nether Heage has its own website designed more for visitors than family historians.