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Derwent Bank, The Pavilion in the grounds
Ref No:DRBY001702
Town Village:Derby
Location:Derwent Bank, House and Estate
Title:Derwent Bank, The Pavilion in the grounds
Further Information:

Looking at the Derwent Bank estate. (A house was built on this estate in 1811 for Thomas Bridgett, Silk Thrower. 63 acres were then sold to Edward Strutt and Belper Road was built on the remaining 7 acres.) The Estate later became part of Derwent Park. Twenty acres of Darley Abbey gardens were donated to the former Derby Corporation in 1922, and during the next decade further additions of land were made so that the park consisted of approximately eighty acres by the time it was opened in June 1931. Included within this eighty acres was some land on the Derwent Bank Estate, intended for use as a recreation ground. When work began on this area to level the ground, a section of Roman road was uncovered, a length of which was for a short time left open for exhibition. The park was officially opened in June 1931 by the Duke of Kent.

Date of Image:c 1870
Photographer:Keene, Richard Ltd

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