Derbyshire

Derbyshire Towns that We Power Flush In:

Alfreton
Ashbourne
Belper
Derby
Hilton
Melbourne
Ripley
Repton & Sudbury

 

The county of Derbyshire is one of the longest inhabited areas of England. Part of the reason for this is because the landscape is so varied and home to plenty of natural resources. In fact, one of the main reasons the Romans came to Derbyshire was due to the abundance of lead resources, although there is also tons of iron, limestone, and coal. This meant that Derbyshire was one of the first to get rail links during the industrial revolution.

Scattered throughout the county are several Neolithic tombs, although it is likely that settlement throughout this period was relatively sparse. The earliest records we have of proper settlement through agriculture in Derbyshire came during the Bronze Age. The Romans opted to settle due to the abundance of natural resources.

Derbyshire is characterised by its rolling hills, with the southern Pennines stretching across most o the county. This highest point can be found at Kinder Scout. The lower part of the county is significantly closer to sea level than the north. As the Peak District runs through Derbyshire, a lot of the area is protected due to its status as a national park.

The bulk of the economy in Derbyshire is fueled by farming. While a considerable amount of income, in the past, came from coal mining, this is an industry which has very much died out. Due to the many flowing rivers that pass through the county, Derbyshire was at the forefront of the industrial revolution due to its ability to provide hydropower. This means that Derbyshire may play a key role when the UK ends up going ‘green’.

The county of Derbyshire is one of the longest inhabited areas of England. Part of the reason for this is because the landscape is so varied and home to plenty of natural resources. In fact, one of the main reasons the Romans came to Derbyshire was due to the abundance of lead resources, although there is also tons of iron, limestone, and coal. This meant that Derbyshire was one of the first to get rail links during the industrial revolution.

Scattered throughout the county are several Neolithic tombs, although it is likely that settlement throughout this period was relatively sparse. The earliest records we have of proper settlement through agriculture in Derbyshire came during the Bronze Age. The Romans opted to settle due to the abundance of natural resources.

Derbyshire is characterised by its rolling hills, with the southern Pennines stretching across most o the county. This highest point can be found at Kinder Scout. The lower part of the county is significantly closer to sea level than the north. As the Peak District runs through Derbyshire, a lot of the area is protected due to its status as a national park.

The bulk of the economy in Derbyshire is fueled by farming. While a considerable amount of income, in the past, came from coal mining, this is an industry which has very much died out. Due to the many flowing rivers that pass through the county, Derbyshire was at the forefront of the industrial revolution due to its ability to provide hydropower. This means that Derbyshire may play a key role when the UK ends up going ‘green’.