Miscellaneous Places, Derbyshire

"APPLE TREE HUNDRED, in the county of Derby, is bounded on the N. by Wirksworth hundred, on the E. by Morleston and Litchurch hundred, on the S. by Repton and Gresley hundreds, and on the W. by Staffordshire. Part of this hundred lies detached, and is surrounded by Morleston and Litchurch hundreds. Appletree hundred contains the parishes of Barton Blount, Boylstone, Bradley, Brailsford, Breadsall, Church Broughton, Chaddesden, Cubley, Dalbury, Doveridge, Duffield, Edlaston, Etwall, Kedleston, Longford, Marston-on-Dove, Marston Montgomery, Mugginton, Norbury, Osmaston, Radbourne, Scropton, Shirley, Snelston, Somersall-Herbert, Spondon, Sudbury, Sutton-on-the-hill, Trusley, with part of Ashbourne, Barrow-on-Trent, Bradborne, Kirk-Hallam, and Wirksworth."

"DOVE, a river rising on the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, near Buxton and Axedge Hill, and, after a course of 45 miles, joins the river Trent at Newton Solney. The delightful country through which it flows has been celebrated by Cotton and Izaak Walton. It comprises some of the finest rock scenery in England, skirted by rich meadows abounding in rare plants and grasses."

"ERWASH, (or Ere Wash) a river rising near Alfreton, county Derby, a feeder of the Trent. The Erwash canal was cut in 1777, and runs close to the river from the Cromford canal to the river Trent, opposite the river Soar."

"MORLESTON, a hundred in county Derby, contains the town of Derby and the parishes of Allestree, Aston-on-Trent, Dale Abbey, Denby, Eggington, Elvaston, West Hallam, Heanor, Horsley, Ilkeston, Kirk Langley, Mackworth, Mickleover, Morley, Ockbrook, Pentrich, Quarndon, Sandiacre, Sawley, Stantonby-Dale, Weston, Willington, Wilne, and parts of St. Alkmund, Ashbourne, Barrow, Crick, Kirk-Hallam, St. Michael, Mugginton, and St. Peter, comprising an area of 75,780 acres."

"MOSE, (or Mease) a river of county Leicester, rises near Gopsall Park, and joins the Trent at Croxall in Derbyshire."

"NOE, a feeder of the river Derwent, county Derby. It rises in the Peak, near Kinder Scout, and joins the Derwent at Mytham Bridge."

"REPTON AND GRESLEY, a hundred in the county of Derby, contains the parishes of Calke, Chillaston, Church-Gresley, Derby Hills, Foremark, Hurtshorn, Lullington, Measham, Melbourne, Newton-Solney, Normanton, Osmaston, Repton, Rosliston, Smisby, Stantonby-Bridge, Stapenhill, Stretton-en-le-Field, Swarkeston, Ticknall, Walton-on-Trent, Willesley, and parts of Appleby, Burton-on-Trent, Clifton Campville, Croxall, Packington, and Ravenstone; comprising an area of 55,750 acres."

"SCARSDALE, a hundred in the county of Derby, contains the parishes of Alfreton, Aulk-Hucknall, Barlborough, Beauchief Abbey, Beighton, Blackwell, Balsover, Brompton, Chesterfield, Clown, Dronfield, Eckington, Elmton, Heath, Killamarsh, Upper Langwith, Morton, South Normanton, Norton, Pinxton, Pleasley, Scarcliff, Shirland, Staveley, Sutton, Tibshelf, Whittington, Whitwell, Wingerford, North and South Wingfield, and parts of Ashover and Crich, comprising an area of 144,750 acres. It gives title of baron to the Curzons of Kedleston."

"SHEAF, a stream, county of Derby, rises near the Yorkshire border, and joins the river Don at Sheffield."

"WIRKSWORTH, a hundred in county Derby, contains the parishes of Ashover, Bentley-Fenny, Bonsall, Carsington, Hartington, Hognaston, Ireton Kirk, Kniveton, Mappleton, Matlock, Parwick, Thorpe, Tissington, and parts of Ashbourne, Bradborne, Crich, Darley, Wirksworth, and Youlgrave, comprising 73,880 acres."

"WYE, a stream of county Derby, rises under Axe Edge, and running by Buxton and Bakewell, joins the Derwent near Chatsworth, after a course of 22 miles."


[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]