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Encyclopedia > Dethick, Lea and Holloway

Lea is a Small village in Derbyshire that is home to the look-a-like to the world famous Tony Mortimer from east 17, He is also the only gay in the village that gets lairy on rum and coke and is historically known as L810

Dethick, Lea, Holloway
Statistics
Population: 1,106
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: N/A
Administration
Parish: Dethick, Lea and Holloway
Borough: Amber Valley
Shire county: Derbyshire
Region: East Midlands
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Derbyshire
Historic county: Derbyshire
Services
Police force: Derbyshire Constabulary
Ambulance service: {{{Ambulance}}}
Post office and telephone
Post town: MATLOCK
Postal district: DE4
Dialling code: 01629
Politics
UK Parliament: Amber Valley
European Parliament: East Midlands
England
The Doctors Surgery and Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall in Holloway
The Doctors Surgery and Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall in Holloway

Dethick, Lea and Holloway is a civil parish (and, since 1899, an ecclesiastical parish), in the Amber Valley borough of the English county of Derbyshire. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Amber Valley is a local government district and borough in Derbyshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... The traditional counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England into around forty areas, which were used for both administrative and general geographical demarcation for several hundreds of years. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Derbyshire Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Derbyshire. ... This is a list of ambulance services in the United Kingdom: Ambulance services in England: Category: ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... Map sources for Matlock at grid reference SK298601 Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Amber Valley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the building The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3053 KB) Summary A photo showing the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall and the Doctors Surgery in Holloway, Derbyshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3053 KB) Summary A photo showing the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall and the Doctors Surgery in Holloway, Derbyshire. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Amber Valley is a local government district and borough in Derbyshire, England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ...


It is located in central Derbyshire south east of Matlock and, as its name suggests, contains the three main settlements – Dethick, Lea and Holloway; as well as the younger village of Lea Bridge. Map sources for Matlock at grid reference SK298601 Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. ...


The area's most notable family is the Nightingales who spent the summers there – Florence Nightingale stayed at Lea Hurst, and during the 1880s, nursed her mother and rendered charitable work in the communities of Lea, Holloway and nearby Whatstandwell. Florence Nightingale, OM (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910), who came to be known as The Lady with the Lamp, was a pioneer of modern nursing. ... // Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Whatstandwell is a village on the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. ...

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Holloway

The biggest of the settlements that comprise this civil parish is Holloway at Grid reference SK326562. Holloway has a village shop which serves the parish, known as Mayfield Stores. Additionally, it is home to a doctors surgery, a Methodist chapel, the Yew Tree public house, a village butchers and a small art gallery. The southeastern area of the village is known as Leashaw, and the collection of houses scattered among the hill to the east is known as Upper Holloway. Leashaw is the location of Lea Hurst, famous for being built by the Nightingale family as their summer home. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The Brick Store in Bath, New Hampshire, the oldest continually operating general store in the U.S. A general store is usually a retailer located in a small town or in a rural area with a broad selection of merchandise crammed into a relatively small space. ... For notes on some individual UK pubs, see Notable United Kingdom public houses. ...


A cotton mill was built in 1784 at Holloway by Peter Nightingale (a relative of Florence). He was sued by Richard Arkwright for infringement of patents. Arkwright won the case, but it attracted the attention of the Lancashire pirate spinners who in the end succeeded in getting the patents revoked. Cotton ready for harvest. ... Richard Arkwright Sir Richard Arkwright (23 December 1732 – 3 August 1792) was an Englishman credited with the spinning frame — later renamed the water frame following the transition to water power. ...


The mills were later sold to Thomas Smedley whose son funded Smedley's Hydro in Matlock. The mill was converted to spinning worsted. Map sources for Matlock at grid reference SK298601 Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. ... Worsted is the name of both a yarn, usually made from wool, and the cloth made from this yarn. ...


Lea

A view down Lea Main Road, looking at the Jug & Glass Pub
A view down Lea Main Road, looking at the Jug & Glass Pub

Lea lies north of Holloway at Grid reference SK330575 and is, by population, the second biggest settlement in the parish. It is home to a youth activity centre called Lea Green, the Jug & Glass public house and the popular tourist attraction of The Coach House (a complex consisting of a restaurant, tea-rooms, ice-cream parlor & gift shop). There is also a small park, with play equipment for the youth of the parish. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3784 KB) Summary Lea in Derbyshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3784 KB) Summary Lea in Derbyshire. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For notes on some individual UK pubs, see Notable United Kingdom public houses. ...


Lea Bridge

A view of Lea Bridge
A view of Lea Bridge

Geographically lowest of the settlements, Lea Bridge lies in the valley to the west of Holloway and to the southwest of Lea at Grid reference SK318563. This settlement grew around the need for workers houses for the nearby mills. Lea Bridge was considered an ideal location for the mills due to the power source in the form of Bentley Brook which runs through the valley and into the river Derwent. The only one still operating is Smedleys, which to this day produces fine clothing. Lea Bridge has a small football pitch and a large pond, known by the locals as the "mill pitch" and the "mill pond" respectively. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4065 KB) Summary Lea Bridge in Derbyshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4065 KB) Summary Lea Bridge in Derbyshire. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


Dethick

A look at the tiny village of Dethick in Derbyshire
A look at the tiny village of Dethick in Derbyshire

Smallest of the settlements, but perhaps with most interesting history is Dethick. Dethick shares its name with the Dethick family whose roots there can be traced with certainty to 1228 but who may well have been established there earlier. Historically the most notable family to be associated with Dethick are the Babingtons; Anthony Babington was executed for his leading role in a plot to rescue Mary I of Scotland from imprisonment by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. It will be found at Grid reference SK327580. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4267 KB) Summary A view of a small village in Derbyshire known as Dethick. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4267 KB) Summary A view of a small village in Derbyshire known as Dethick. ... Events The Sixth Crusade is launched by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, after delays due to sickness and an excommunication from Pope Gregory IX. Conrad IV of Germany becomes titular King of Jerusalem, with Frederick II as regent. ... Anthony Babingtons coat of arms Anthony Babington (October 24, 1561 – September 20, 1586) was convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I of England and conspiring with the imprisoned Mary I of Scotland. ... Walsinghams Decypherer forged this cipher postscript to Marys letter to Babington. ... Mary I of Scotland, and Queen Consort of France; better known as Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots redirects here. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England, Queen of France (in name only), and Queen of England from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


Accessibility

Although extremely rural, the parish has remained a popular place to live thanks to its relatively strong accessibility for such a small place. The towns of Alfreton, Belper, Matlock and Ripley are all just 15 minutes away. Derby, Chesterfield and Junction 28 of the M1 are also nearby, with journey times of around 25 minutes. Location within the British Isles. ... Map sources for Belper at grid reference SK351476 Belper is a town within the local government district of Amber Valley in Derbyshire, England. ... Map sources for Matlock at grid reference SK298601 Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. ... Ripley may have several meanings. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... Chesterfield is a historic market town and local government district in Derbyshire, a county in England. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley. ...


Facilities

The parish has two pubs, a grocers, a butchers, a village hall, a church, a chapel, a Primary school and many more facilities. The parish is able to receive ADSL Broadband, however, it does not receive Freeview or channel 5. There is a once-hourly bus route (the 140/141/142) that stops in Lea Bridge, Holloway and Leashaw and connects the Parish with Matlock, Belper, Ripley and Alfreton. Freeview logo Freeview is an operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ...


Tourist Attractions

The parish is home to three main tourist attractions. Firstly, the Coach House at Lea, which is a collection of farm buildings, converted to house an ice cream parlor, gift shop, restaurant, tea rooms and a limited amount of guest accommodation. The coach house is famous for its home-made jersey ice cream, which is available in a huge variety of flavors.


Secondly, Lea Gardens (also known as Lea Rhododendron Gardens for its extensive collection of this plant) is an open-air landscaped garden, which is open to the public during the summer months. At the entrance, there is also a small café with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a plant shop selling a wide variety of species.


Thirdly, John Smedleys clothing mill has a factory outlet shop, selling the clothing that it makes at discount prices.


The parish is also very close to, but not linked with:

A 1931 Leeds tram at the museum The National Tramway Museum is home to many trams that used to run through the streets of cities worldwide. ... Cromford, in Derbyshire, England, is a village that is one of the significant sites in the development of the Industrial Revolution. ... The Cromford Canal ran 14. ... The Cromford and High Peak Railway was a railway built in the 1830s and operated by the London and North Western Railway to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal at Cromford Wharf and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge. ... Matlock is the County town of Derbyshire, England. ... Riber Castle is situated in the hamlet of Riber on a hill overlooking Matlock, Derbyshire. ...

See also

This is a list of settlements in Derbyshire, England. ...

External links

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