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Riddings, Derbyshire

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Riddings, Derbyshire

Riddings is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is located 2 miles south of Alfreton near the hamlet of Golden Valley. The name derives from Ryddynges, a clearing or riding in a wood. This was the ancient forest known as Alfreton Grove within the manor of Alfreton. The settlement goes back at least to the 12th century, when Hugh de Ryddynges received half of the manor of Riddings and half of Watnall from his relative Ralf Ingram of Alfreton.
DistrictAmber Valley
Post townALFRETON
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4252
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
 

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

Riddings, market town, Alfreton par., Derbyshire, 1½ mile NW. of Codnor Park sta. and 3 miles SE. of Alfreton, pop. 5730; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Riddings is a thriving place, supported by the collieries and ironworks of the neighbourhood; in vicinity is Riddings House, seat.

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