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Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Ashbourne is one of the market towns in the Derbyshire Dales, England. It has a population of 7,302. It contains many historical buildings and many independent shops, and is famous for its historic annual Shrovetide football match. Due to its proximity to the southern edge of the Peak District and being the closest town to the popular area of Dovedale, the town is known as both 'The Gateway to Dovedale' and the 'Gateway to the Peak District'.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1846
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01335
Population10,302 (Parish)

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

Ashborne ~ Ashbourn ~ Ashburn ~ Ashburne ~ Esseburn ~ Essburne

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

Ashborne, par., township, and town, with terminus ry. sta., N. Derbyshire, on river Henmore, 1¼ mile above its influx to the Dove, 12 miles NW. of Derby and 142 miles from London -- par., 10,686 ac., pop. 5291; township, 59 ac., pop. 2095; town, pop. 3485; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. It has mfrs. of cotton and lace, and an active trade in malt and dairy produce is carried on. The troops of Charles I. were defeated here in 1644 by the forces of the Parliament. The seats of A. Hall. A. Green, and A. Grove are in the vicinity, with P.O. at Ashborne Green.

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