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Wheston, Derbyshire

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Wheston, Derbyshire

Wheston is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District. Notable features include Wheston Hall and the Wheston Cross. The cross is more than 11 feet high, probably dates from the C14, and survives intact, and marked the way from Tideswell to Buxton along the Forest Road. Images of the Madonna and Child and the Crucifixion are carved into it. The village was formerly known as Whestone.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1376
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01298

Other names by which Wheston, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Whestone ~ Whetstone

Wheston, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wheston (or Whetstone), township, in par. and 1 mile W. of Tideswell, Derbyshire, 1394 ac., pop. 73.

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