Stretton, Derbyshire

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Stretton
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White Bear intersection.
Stretton is located in Derbyshire
Stretton
Stretton
Stretton shown within Derbyshire
Population 525 (2011)
OS grid reference SK392612
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALFRETON
Postcode district DE55
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
53°08′49″N 1°24′54″W / 53.147°N 1.415°W / 53.147; -1.415Coordinates: 53°08′49″N 1°24′54″W / 53.147°N 1.415°W / 53.147; -1.415

Stretton is a small village and civil parish in Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish as at the 2011 Census was 525.[1] It is located near the towns of Clay Cross and three and a half miles from Alfreton on the A61. The nearest waterways are the River Amber and Smithy Brook. Since 1964, Stretton has been beside Ogston Reservoir which still has the remains of a pub (Napoleon's Home) and a light railway within its depths.[2]

The parish includes the settlement of Woolley Moor. There was once a railway station — Stretton railway station.

Stretton means "settlement on a Roman Road" (from the Old English stræt and tun). In this case the road is Ryknild Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Stretton at DerbyshireUK accessed 28 April 2008

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