Derbyshire

Derbyshire (i/ˈdɑrbɨʃə/ DAR-bi-shər or /ˈdɑrbɪʃɪər/ DAR-bi-sheer; abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county contains within its boundary of approximately 225 miles part of the National Forest. It borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts farm, near Coton in the Elms, as the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain.

The city of Derby is now a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. The non-metropolitan county contains 30 towns with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. There is a large amount of sparsely populated agricultural upland: 75% of the population live in 25% of the area.

Read more about Derbyshire:  History, Economy, Politics, Education, Settlements, Sport, Local Attractions, County Emblems, Demographics, In Literature and Popular Culture

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William Evans (politician)
... He was then elected for North Derbyshire in 1837 and held the seat until 1853, when he resigned by taking the Chiltern Hundreds ... Evans became High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1829 and was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and J ...
Ralph Docker
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Becky Measures
... Becky Measures (born 13 October 1981 in Derbyshire, England), from Bakewell, Derbyshire, is a DJ on Peak FM, an independent local radio station in Derbyshire and charity fund-raiser ... dog walker for the Chesterfield North Derbyshire Branch of the RSPCA, and was a guest judge at their Fun Dog Show on 17 June 2007 ...
Derbyshire - In Literature and Popular Culture
... and Prejudice, Pemberley—the country home of Fitzwilliam Darcy—is situated in Derbyshire ... In that novel, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is named as one of the estates Elizabeth Bennet visits before arriving at Pemberley ... Darcy is described as "owning half of Derbyshire", to which Elizabeth replies, "The miserable half?" In another scene, various characters discuss a day ...
Edward Miller Mundy (1750–1822)
... politician who represented the constituency of Derbyshire ... His father who was descended from the Mundys of Allestree was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1731, and his mother brought the Shipley estate into the family ... Mundy was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1772 and was elected Member of Parliament for Derbyshire in 1783 and held the seat for 39 years ...