The lodge and church
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Snelston is a village and civil parish three miles south-west of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. It includes Anacrehill. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 202. A tributary of the River Dove flows through its centre.
The building in the foreground of the photo above is Lower Lodge which stands at the entrance of Snelston Hall. Beyond the lodge is St Peter's Church, Snelston.
Snelston Hall was built in 1827 and was demolished in 1951. The local squire, John Harrison had the village remodelled and a new school built in 1847. The village buildings were designed by the architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham. This is now a model village.
- Michael Sadler, MP, factory reformer, was born here in 1780. He reformed the laws for children working in factories.
- Hannah Allen, who suffered from religious insanity, was born here in 1638.
- "Civil population 2011". Nerighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1986. The Buildings of England:Derbyshire. pp 319-320. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-071008-6
- Bowyer, L.J. Rev. 1953. The Ancient Parish of Norbury. Ashbourne. J.B. Henstock. Page 29.
- Michael Sadler at biography.com accessed June 2007
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