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Alfreton, Derbyshire

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Alfreton, Derbyshire

Alfreton is a town and civil parish in Amber Valley, Derbyshire, England, adjoining the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire districts. It was formerly a Norman Manor and later an Urban District. The population of the Alfreton Ward was 7,928 at the 2001 Census. The villages of Ironville, Riddings, Somercotes and Swanwick were historically part of the Manor and Urban District, and the population including these was 24,476 in 2001.
DistrictAmber Valley
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4155
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01773

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

Alffreton ~ Elstretune

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

Alfreton, par. and market town, in S. of co. and 14 miles NNE. of Derby -- par., 4626 ac. (40 water), pop. 13,885; town, pop. 4492; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Potteries, stone quarries, collieries, and iron-works are in the neighbourhood. The seat of Alfreton Park is here.

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