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Heage, Derbyshire

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Heage, Derbyshire

The village of Heage in Derbyshire is situated midway between Belper and Ripley and is today famous for its recently-restored six-sailed windmill. Work on building the mill started in 1791 and it was first recorded as working in 1797. The tower is built from local sandstone and after its recent renovation it is now back in working order. In 1817, the Lysons recorded that Heage, alias High-edge, lies about five miles from Duffield, upon the road from Chesterfield to Derby.
DistrictAmber Valley
Post townBELPER
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3750
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01773
Population3,000
 

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

High Edge

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

Heage (or High Edge), township and vil., Duffield par., S. Derbyshire, 2½ miles NE. of Belper, 2366 ac., pop. 2405; P.O.; in vicinity is the hamlet of Nether Heage.

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