Golden Valley, Derbyshire

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Golden Valley
Golden valley cottages.jpg
Cottages near Riddings.
Population small
OS grid reference SK4251
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALFRETON
Postcode district DE55
Dialling code 01773
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Golden Valley is a small hamlet in Derbyshire, England.[1][2] It is situated between the larger villages of Codnor and Riddings, and near Ironville and Codnor Park to the east. There was once a road to Ripley, but this is now disused.

It is best known for the now derelict Cromford Canal, being at the eastern portal of Butterley Tunnel, from which the canal merges into Codnor Park Reservoir, which has an unexploded German bomb from World War II marooned at the bottom.[citation needed] The Pinxton arm of the canal also starts at Golden Valley.

It is also known for its picturesque cottages on the canal side, and also the Newlands Inn, which closed down in 2007 and is currently in a state of disrepair. On 6 August 2011, a fire broke out and the building was gutted.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 120 Mansfield & Worksop (Sherwood Forest) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319242100. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

Coordinates: 53°3′24″N 1°22′0″W / 53.05667°N 1.36667°W / 53.05667; -1.36667