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Site record MDR11608 - Derby to Sheffield (via Duffield) Turnpike Road, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley, Erewash and Derby

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In 1756 a Trust was set up to improve the roads linking Derby with Duffield Chesterfield and Sheffield, with a branch from Duffield to Wirksworth [see SMR 99054]. These roads were 'in a ruinous condition, especially in the winter season, and in many places very narrow and incommodious'. In the Act the roads were divided into three districts - Derby and Duffield; Duffield and Sheffield; and Duffield and Wirksworth. These districts had separate officers, accounts etc, although they remained under the supervision of the same trustees and were included in the same subsequent Acts. The revenue from the busy Derby and Duffield district was to be divided between the other two, since they would not carry as much traffic. (1)

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  • <1> Article in serial: Radley, J & Penny, S. 1972. 'The turnpike roads of the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 92, pp 93-109. pp 95-96.



Grid reference Centred SK 39152 57687 (4825m by 43695m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Aug 23 2022 6:02PM

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