Idridgehay

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Idridgehay is a village in the English county of Derbyshire.

The appropriate civil parish is called Idridgehay and Alton. The population of this parish at the 2011 census was 275.[1]

Geography[edit]

Idridgehay lies south of the town Wirksworth west of the town of Belper in the valley of the River Ecclesbourne. Idridgehay Green is immediately to its west and the hamlet of Ireton Wood a mile to its south.

Transport[edit]

The village lies on the B5023 road that connects Wirksworth and Duffield. However the main bus service, route 6.1 operated by Trentbarton, is between Matlock and Belper. Idridgehay railway station (re-opened in 2008) is on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, a community-owned and locally managed heritage railway venture having reopened and operate the railway between those towns.[2]

Governance[edit]

Idridgehay forms part of the civil parish of Idridgehay and Alton which, in turn, forms part of the non-metropolitan district of Amber Valley.

Buildings[edit]

St James's Church

The parish church, St James, was designed by Henry Isaac Stevens and consecrated in 1845[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  3. ^ Guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District

External links[edit]

Media related to Idridgehay at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°02′10″N 01°34′25″W / 53.03611°N 1.57361°W / 53.03611; -1.57361