"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, 143 miles north of the City of London in the Mid county division. 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.
TrentBarton provides bus service to the village from Ripley and Belper, as well as the City of Derby.
John POYSER has a photograph of the road through Heage on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008. It gives a good view of the size of the village.
Nether Heage, just to the west of Heage village, has its own website designed more for visitors than family historians.
The Amber Valley Borough Council set up a website for the village, called "Our Heage", but have been unable to populate the website with current information.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK369506 (Lat/Lon: 53.051392, -1.45097), Heage which are provided by: