Higham, Derbyshire

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Higham
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Greyhound pub and the main street
Higham is located in Derbyshire
Higham
Higham
Higham shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK391590
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
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
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53°07′37″N 1°25′01″W / 53.127°N 1.417°W / 53.127; -1.417Coordinates: 53°07′37″N 1°25′01″W / 53.127°N 1.417°W / 53.127; -1.417

Higham is a small village in Derbyshire, England. It is located on the B6013 and A61 roads. Nearby settlements include Shirland, Stretton, Alfreton and Clay Cross. It is in the civil parish of Shirland and Higham. Higham is a name of Saxon origin.

The village is home to the Crown Inn and the Greyhound public houses. The village does not have a church of its own, sharing St Leonards church with neighbouring Shirland.

In 1250–1251, the village was given "borough" status by the Earl of Derby: he freed his villeins, turned their holdings into "burgages" and started an annual fair.

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