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Higham, Derbyshire

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Higham, Derbyshire

Higham is a small village in Derbyshire, England. It is located on the B6013 and A61 roads. Nearby settlements include Shirland, Stretton, Alfreton and Clay Cross. In 1250-1, the village was given 'borough' status by the Earl of Derby: he freed his villeins, turned their holdings into 'burgages' and started an annual fair.
DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Post townALFRETON
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3959
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
 

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

Higham.-- hamlet, Shirland par., E. Derbyshire, 2½ miles NW. of Alfreton; P.O.

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