When parts of Brimington were in Tapton

In this blog we take a look at why some old maps show small areas of Tapton marked as ‘in Brimington’ – overwise known as detached parts. It’s a continuation of a look at ‘new thoughts’ on our local history, mainly courtesy of the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). Brimington in Tapton – detached areasContinue reading “When parts of Brimington were in Tapton”

Was there a court at The Court House, Tapton? (No!)

Another look at new thoughts on Tapton’s history, courtesy of the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). This time we briefly look at the Court House, across the railway line on Brimington Road, Tapton. Cote House – now The Court House – is a corruption. There was no courthouse here. But Cote House was already inContinue reading “Was there a court at The Court House, Tapton? (No!)”

Crow Lane and Dobbin Clough Farm

From this blog we’ll start taking a look at some of the ‘new thoughts’ on Tapton’s history revealed at our talk in April – thanks to research by the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). This time we take a look at Dobbin Clough Farm and how Crow Lane possibly got its name. The talk, byContinue reading “Crow Lane and Dobbin Clough Farm”

A bit of history for free

When we started our local history group we wanted to have regular meetings with guest speakers, but also leave something of a legacy for the future. So we decided to try and publish a yearly journal. Our Brimington and Tapton Miscellany is the result. Since it was first published in the autumn of 2008 it’sContinue reading “A bit of history for free”

A fuze, the Shaw family, Dryhurst House and two charities

Dryhurst House, the Shaw family, a patent dynamite fuze, exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and two charities all briefly feature in this blog. Dryhurst House sits to the left of the entrance to Chesterfield Royal Hospital, off the A632. It’s now used as a nursery and actually historically sits in Tapton – theContinue reading “A fuze, the Shaw family, Dryhurst House and two charities”

Issue 1 of our journal is now available as a free download

We have made our first Brimington (and Tapton) Miscellany journal available as a a free down load. Number 1 was first published in late 2008 and covers: The golden age of the little shop (in Brimington) The Canal Tavern Brimington’s pop and jam factory on Coronation Road Brimington’s Coronation tree (outside the Three Horse Shoes)Continue reading “Issue 1 of our journal is now available as a free download”

Tapton’s history

When we first launched our website it was missing information on a brief history of Tapton. We have now started to remedy this by mounting text on the township here. Now loaded are sections on population and communications in Tapton. We have also highlighted a little about the eight ‘detached’ areas of Brimington land withinContinue reading “Tapton’s history”