"DUFFIELD is a large and pleasant village, in the populous parish of its name, in the hundred of Appletree: the village is situate on a fine plain, over which the main road passes, leading from Derby to Belper, Matlock, and Sheffield; about four and a half miles north from Derby, and three and a half south from Belper. It has long been esteemed a favourite residence of persons enjoying a respectable competence, who prefer retirement and quiet to the bustle of larger towns."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
This village, township and parish sit in a valley on the banks of the Derwent River 5 miles north of Derby city, 3 miles south of Belper and 132 miles north of London.
Windley Township is 2.5 miles north-west of Duffield village. Flaxholme is a hamlet due south of Duffield on the Derby Road. Makeney is a hamlet due north of the village of Duffield,
Richard LAW has a photograph of the Duffield (west) milepost on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2010. The mileage to London, Wirksworth and Derby are shown.
Nigel THOMPSON provides a photograph of the Duffield RR Station on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
David LALLY provides a photograph of A swan on the Derwent on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.
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Francis FRITH offers a number of maps that cover the area of Duffield.
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