Breadsall Old Hall
Breadsall parish highlighted within Derbyshire
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Breadsall was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth four pounds. The text includes reference to a knight, a church, meadows and a mill.
The church of All Saints has a very fine war memorial in the style of a Celtic cross within the churchyard, commemorating fourteen men who died during the First World War and nine men and one woman who lost their lives during the Second World War.
The village nowadays is relatively peaceful and only gets busy during some rush hour periods when drivers use the village as a thoroughfare to the northern tip of nearby Oakwood, and further afield, to areas including Hilltop, Morley, West Hallam, Heanor and Ilkeston.
The village is a very popular location for retired people who want to live comfortably in their later years, while still in reach of Derby city centre. It is served by a regular bus service, Doyles route 59, which runs between Ilkeston and Derby with departures to Derby between approximately 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday only. Bus stops are in Moor Road and Brookside Road.
Amenities include a corner shop on the main road to the south of the village, a community centre (which during the week is used as a playschool and at other times can be rented out for events such as christenings and birthdays), and also a Centre of Education, which assists mentally and physically handicapped people with their education at both Secondary school and A-Level standards.
Breadsall also has a large village green and sportsfield, where Cricket and Football is played. Breadsall Cricket Club has been on this site since the 1950s and remains a thriving institution within Breadsall and the surrounding locale.
The population of the village is approximately 630.
- Francis Darwin naturalist
- Henry Harpur-Crewe was rector here
- Joseph Whittaker, botanist, was born here in 1815
- Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Duffield, Aston-on-Trent, Sinfin and Spondon.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.748
- http://www.derbysbus.info/times/timetables/059D_110131.pdf (last retrieved 17 May 2011)
- White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire. 1857. pp. 179–180. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
- "Whittaker, Joseph (1815 - 1894)". Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
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- Photographs of Breadsall Village- Images include All Saints church, War Memorial, Village Shop, Windmill pub, The old village school, Dam Brook and the remains of Breadsall Railway station.
- Fading then and now photo of Breadsall Railway Station - See how this view has changed in 60 years.
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