"PENTRICH, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 5 miles N.E. of Belper, its post town, 2½ S.W. of Alfreton, and 3 W. of the Ambergate railway station. The village, which is considerable, and was formerly a market town, is situated on the road from Birmingham to Sheffield through Ripley, near the Cromford canal tunnel and the river Derwent. The tunnel of the Cromford canal is 2,966 yards in length, and in the neighbourhood is the reservoir of the Nottingham canal."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
There is a good photograph of Pentrich main road taken by Alan MURRY-RUST on Geo-graph.
John DART has a photograph of the Village sign on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2015. Obviously the authorities have NOT forgotten the "revolution" of 1813.
Alan MURRY-RUST also has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009. Visitors should stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
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