Leabrooks, Derbyshire

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Leabrooks
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Leabrooks Cemetery. This cemetery is operated by Amber Valley District Council and stands at the end of Cemetery Road.
Leabrooks is located in Derbyshire
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Leabrooks shown within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK415535
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALFRETON
Postcode districtDE55
Dialling code01773
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
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UK
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53°04′38″N 1°22′55″W / 53.0771°N 1.3819°W / 53.0771; -1.3819Coordinates: 53°04′38″N 1°22′55″W / 53.0771°N 1.3819°W / 53.0771; -1.3819

Leabrooks is a small urban locality in Derbyshire that merges with the village of Somercotes and the locality of Greenhill Lane. It is named after a stream, the Lee Brook, which formerly ran through it after rising on an area known as The Lees (off Sleetmoor Lane, originally known as Lee Moor Lane).[1] It has a number of shops and businesses, a pub, a park and a cemetery.

Sofa Brands International, best known for the Parker Knoll range, is a principal employer in the area having acquired the Leabrooks Upholstery company.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Reginald, 1968. 'A History of Alfreton'
  2. ^ "Parker Knoll Upholstery Ltd". Retrieved 29 May 2014.

External links[edit]

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