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Chatsworth Road Townhouse Development, Brampton.
Brampton parish highlighted within Derbyshire
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Brampton is an area in the west of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Originally a village separate from the town, it became absorbed into it over time due to urban sprawl. It is centred on Chatsworth Road, the main arterial road (A619) that connects the town with the Peak District and Manchester. Cutthorpe, a small, sleepy village approximately four miles north-west of Chesterfield with a village school, a butcher's shop and a small post office/grocery store, three public houses and two historic halls, forms part of the pleasant former parish of Brampton; the main road straggles through the village for three miles, reaching the Grange at its highest point, with commanding views all around. Eastmoor is the last hamlet encountered, in the former parish, when going west on the A619 towards Bakewell.
The area was known for the 'Brampton Mile.' This was a stretch of pubs, approximately a mile long, where a night out would include one drink in each bar. There are now fewer pubs in the area and many of the buildings have been demolished to make way for new businesses and housing development.
In recent years the area has become known for its plethora of independent shops along Chatsworth Road. A number of new retail developments, notably 131 Chatsworth Road and the Hanger, have sprung up alongside well-established, traditional family businesses. The area has been loosely compared to Ecclesall Road in Sheffield.
A festival celebrating the local community and small businesses on and around Chatsworth Road is held in October. A monthly publication, called S40 Local, seeks to promote the vibrancy of the local area and its many amenities.
The area boasts several housing estates, some of which date from many decades ago. However, new housing is being built all the time and this area is rapidly expanding.
Plans for regeneration of the former Walton Works site, which includes retail and housing development, is due to be considered by Chesterfield Borough Council in early 2013.
Brampton is divided into two electoral wards on Chesterfield Borough Council called Holmebrook and West.
The area comes under Hipper Division on Derbyshire County Council.
- "Derbyshire UK: Guide to Derbyshire & the Peak District: Cutthorpe". Retrieved March 2, 2014.
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