"SAWLEY, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 8½ miles S.E. of Derby, its post town, and 5¼ N.W. of Kegworth. It is a station on the Midland railway. The parish, which is situated on the rivers Trent and Derwent, includes the chapelries of Long Eaton and Breaston, and the hamlet of Wilsthorpe. The village, which is neatly built, was formerly a market town, and has the old market-house still standing. Some of the inhabitants are employed in frame-work knitting and cotton-spinning."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
Andy JAMIESON has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2009.
David LALLY, however, has a photograph of the new, fancier village sign on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.
Rodney WETTON captures the sunrise from Sawley Bridge on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.