Duffield, small town, par., and township with ry. sta., on river Derwent, in co. and 4 m. N. of Derby and 131½ NW. of London -- par., 17,201 ac., pop. 17,202; township, 3436 ac., pop. 2549; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday; is a place of great antiquity. For the first two centuries after the Conquest it belonged to the Ferrars, earls of Derby, whose principal stronghold was situated at Duffield. The par. contains the seats of Duffield Hall, Duffield House, and Duffield Park.
(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))
|Feature Description:||"small town, parish, and township with railway station" (ADL Feature Type: "cities")|
|Administrative units:||Duffield AP/CP Derbyshire AncC|
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