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Milford, Derbyshire

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Milford, Derbyshire

Milford is a village in Derbyshire, England, on the River Derwent, between Duffield and Belper on the A6 trunk road. Until the end of the 18th century it was no more than a few houses near the point, about a quarter of a mile further south, where a Roman road from the Wirksworth lead mines forded the river. The road still exists as it passes across the Chevin hill and descends into the village by what is now Sunny Hill.
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3545
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire

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

Milford, eccl. dist. and vil., Duffield par., Derbyshire - dist., pop. 1519; vil., on river Derwent, 1½ mile S. of Belper; P.O.; has large cotton mills, bleachworks, and foundries.

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