"WINSTER, although but a chapelry to Youlgreave, and now an inconsiderable village, was once a market town of some note. It is six miles from Bakewell, and 13 S.W. from Chesterfield, situate on the old road from Ashbourn to the latter town, and midway between the river Derwent and the Cromford and High Peak railway, about three miles from each; with the latter of which a branch communication is contemplated."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Winster is smack-dab in the centre of Derbyshire 5 miles due west of Matlock. Like many villages in the area, this was once a lead mining community.
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