Ridgeway  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ridgeway like this:

RIDGEWAY, a chapelry in Eckington parish, Derby; 3¾ miles N W of Eckington r. station. It was constituted in 1841; and it has a post-office under Chesterfield. Rated property, £4, 800. Pop. in 1861, 1, 745. Houses, 354. The property is subdivided. Coal is worked; and scythes, sickles, knife-blades, and riddles are made. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Eckington. The church was built in 1840, at a cost of £2,000.

Additional information about this locality is available for Eckington

Ridgeway through time

Ridgeway is now part of North East Derbyshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North East Derbyshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ridgeway itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ridgeway in North East Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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