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Brackenfield, Derbyshire

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Brackenfield, Derbyshire

Brackenfield is a village and civil parish in the North East Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England. The village is about five miles east of Matlock and four and a half miles northwest of Alfreton. It is also close to Clay Cross. Set in farming country, the village is located around a large village green. The parish of Brackenfield includes much of the attractive Ogston Reservoir. Brackenfield was originally known as Brackenthwaite, which probably meant "a bracken clearing".
DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3759
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01629

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

Brackenfield, township, Morton par., E. Derbyshire, 4 miles NW. of Alfreton, 1551 ac., pop. 322.

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