Alport

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Alport
River Lathkill at the Mill Pond, Alport.jpg
River Lathkill at the millpond, Alport.
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Shire county
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
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Derbyshire
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Alport is a hamlet in the White Peak area of Derbyshire, England. It lies east of Youlgreave, at the confluence of the River Bradford and the River Lathkill. The oldest house in the hamlet is Monks Hall. There also used to be a pub, which was demolished thanks the construction of a main road, which leads to the A6 and towards Buxton.

A Grade-II listed stone bridge crosses the River near the center of the hamlet, close to the 18th century mill.[1]

There are lead mines in the area, and at the Alport mine, an early steam-powered Nutating disc engine was installed.[2]

In chronostratigraphy, the British sub-stage of the Carboniferous period, the 'Alportian' derives its name from study of a core from a borehole drilled at Alport.[3]

The name Alport means "Old town", possibly with market trading connotations.[4] The hamlet lies on the line of the Derbyshire Portway, an ancient trading route.

Governance

Alport forms part of the civil parish of Lathkill and Bradford which, in turn, is part of the Derbyshire Dales district.

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References

  1. Historic England. "Mill Bridge, Harthill (Grade II) (1334977)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. Nixon, Frank (1969). The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. David & Charles. ISBN 0715343513.
  3. Cleal, C.J.; Thomas, B.A. (1996). British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review. 11.
  4. Richards, Mark (1985). White Peak Walks: The Northern Dales. ISBN 0-902363-53-0.