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ContributionsLeicestershire (England). County Council., East Midlands Regional Development Agency.
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Open LibraryOL19286865M

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The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield has exposed Coal Measures in Derbyshire and concealed Coal Measures further Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield Character Area 71 Part 1 - south within Leicestershire. The exposed coalfield comprises Lower, Middle and Upper Coal Measures of the Carboniferous period. Derby (/ ˈ d ɑːr b i / DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. Derby gained city status in , and by the census its population was , Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings, who Ceremonial county: Derbyshire.   Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfields (NCA) PDF, KB, 9 pages This file may not be Author: Rural Payments Agency. Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield Supporting documents National Character Area profile: A restored opencast site on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border near Overseal exemplifies the transition from a landscape extensively scarred by abandoned pits to a matrix of new woodland and wetland.

The Leicestershire Rural Partnership is responsible for setting the vision, principals and priorities for rural development in Leicestershire. The Rural Development Framework outlines four key priorities: Active, inclusive and empowered parish councils and meetings Working with communities to deliver local services An enterprising and sustainable rural economy More affordable homes in rural.   The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield landform consists of a plateau with unrestricted views of shallow valleys and gentle ridges that become less pronounced in the south due to a layer of glacial till. To the east the land rises steeply, affording views of the Charnwood National Character Area (NCA). Ancient woodland straddles part of the boundary in the north, where the land. The railway was built to access the South Derbyshire and Leicestershire coalfields, as well as the numerous quarries. Only one train a day is now routinely booked to cross this bridge in the one direction only, 6M83 the Tinsley Yard to Bardon Hill - 19/07/ In north-west Leicestershire the coal resources occur in the South Derbyshire and North-west Leicestershire coalfields, which are separated by the Ashby Anticline. The area to the west of the Boothorpe Fault, on the western flank of the Ashby Anticline, is known as the South Derbyshire Coalfield.

The areas are called the Eastern Basin which is mainly in Leicestershire and the Western Basin which is mainly in Derbyshire. The earliest documentary evidence for mining in the area dates back to the 13th century, Swadlincote being established as a coal working area by then. South Derbyshire is a rural District in central England covering an area of over square miles. Its population is growing and currently stands at aro It adjoins and is heavily influenced by the city of Derby to the north, Burton upon Trent to the west and Ashby-de-la-Zouch to the east. Synopsis This book discusses about a way of life ended in Leicestershire when Bagworth Colliery, one of the oldest and longest running traditional deep mines in the country, closed in The author, David Bell has met and talked to some of those ex-miners about what it was like to be part /5(5). See results for Rural property for sale Leicestershire at the best prices, with the cheapest property starting from £67, Looking for more real estate to buy? Explore Property for .