Friday, February 26, 2016

Five on Friday

It's Friday so I'm joining in with  Amy at Love Made my Home for this week's Five on Friday.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.


We recently had a wander around the lovely village of Hartington in Derbyshire.  We were on our way to meet friends for lunch in the nearby village of Longnor.  As it was such a bright and sunny morning we set out early and stopped in the village for a while to take some photos for this post.

The centre of the village

The village pump


The Post Office

a lovely Bed and Breakfast house

St Giles Church 
I have written a separate post about this church as we went to have a peek inside. I'll post this in a few days time after February's Scavenger Hunt photos.

Below are five historical facts about the village of Hartington borrowed from the little guide book we bought in the church.

1.  The village, although in Derbyshire, is just over the geographical border from Staffordshire.

2.It is also on a geological border between the limestone of the White Peak of Derbyshire and the sandstone/gritstone of Staffordshire.  

3. The village is said to have been first settled in Anglo Saxon times and its original name is thought to be derived from a 6th century Mercian farmer named Heorta.  In the Domesday Book it is called Hortedun but by the 14th century it was known as Hurtyngton.  By 1541 it had become Hartington.

4.  The present church is dedicated to St Giles and this is through to derive from 1203 when a grant and charter was obtained to hold a market and fair in the village.  This was held over three days in September on the feast of St Giles.  According to records it was the first market in this area of the Peak District.

5. In 1663 the manor of Hartington was bought by the third Earl of Devonshire which is why historically the eldest son of the Dukes of Devonshire always has the title of the Marquis of Hartington.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

48 comments:

  1. Lovely post this week! I used to be a regular visitor to Hartington at weekends with my grandparents :)

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    1. Thanks, Louise - it is a lovely village and it would have been wonderful to visit regularly as a child, you must have some happy memories of the place:)

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  2. Hello Rosie. It's lovely to catch up with your blog once again after being away. I've enjoyed reading about Hartington and learning about the history. I haven't been there since I was a teenager and got snowed in the youth hostel for a couple of days late one April. It is a very pretty village.

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    1. Hello Wendy how lovely to see you here and to see that you are back writing on your blog again, I will catch up with your psts later. Oh, my yes, you would get snowed in at Hartington, but it is a lovely place to be stranded in:)

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  3. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Love the history too.
    Liz

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    1. Thanks, Liz, glad you enjoyed the post:)

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  4. Those houses with grey stones are very beautiful, and the old cemetery too.

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    1. The views from the churchyard were wonderful, it's a very peaceful place:)

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  5. I'll have to check how far that is from us. Might make a nice trip out as the weather improves.

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    1. We had breakfast in a farm/craft shop and cafe which is where the pottery used to be, well worth a refreshment stop if you do visit:)

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  6. This looks a lovely place to visit. Getting back into reading everyone's blogs and thoroughly enjoying reading yours. X

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    1. Hello Amanda, lovely to see you here again, thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed the post. I will pop and see what you have been doing later:)

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  7. Nice to catch up with you, what a beautiful place for a visit. Stunning church.

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    1. It is a lovely place and the church was fascinating inside:)

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    1. It is a lovely place to visit in all seasons:)

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  9. It looks so charming, I love our old villages here in the ukxx

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    1. They all have their own character, don't they?:)

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  10. Thank you for featuring Hartington, which must be an interesting little village surrounded by lovely countryside. We never seem to get further than north of Bakewell (going down to Derby on the motorway), but the villages further south look like good ones to explore.

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    1. There are some very pretty villages our side of Ashbourne and out towards Buxton and Leek, plus lots of wonderful walks too:)

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  11. I always enjoy your visits to small English villages.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the visits, I love taking photos and featuring them on here:)

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  12. I remember staying in the village a few years ago when my boys were younger. We had a terrific storm causing all loss of power. We ended up at the local pub for lunch...thankfully they had a gas cooker or aga to cook on. Some fabulous valley walks around there if my memory serves me well. A beautiful part of Britain. Have a great weekend. Barbara xx

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    1. It sounds as one or two of you have memories of visiting Hartington. Thank goodness you found a place for a warm meal. Yes, there are some wonderful walks around the village:)

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  13. I have never been to Hartington but it looks like a lovely and interesting village. I do enjoy exploring such places. xx

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    1. It is a fascinating village with lots of lovely countryside around it and many walks. It has a cheese factory and shop too:)

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  14. That is a pretty little village. Every village needs a Post Office and a church! x

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    1. I agree Simone, and very few village still have a post office this one doubles as a cafe so I expect without that income it would disappear:)

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  15. What a sweet little village. Thank you for sharing the photos and all the information.
    Wendy

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    1. Thanks, Wendy glad you enjoyed the post:)

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  16. The village looks like a lovely place to wander, with plenty of stories lurking in the corners.

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    1. Yes, it is a lovely place with lots of history:)

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  17. Isn't it just wonderful, I'd love to have a walk round there myself x

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    1. It is lovely no matter what weather:)

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  18. Oh, the beautiful Peak District - your photos are lovely. I must put Hartington on my list of places to visit. I'm looking forward to your post about the church. I love visiting churches. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

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    1. I will write a post about the church next week after I've done the Scavenger hunt photos - it is lovely inside:)

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  19. What a pretty village. You are so fortunate to have such lovely destinations for an afternoon drive or ramble.

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    1. It is a pretty village and only about half and hour away we are lucky to live near some lovely places:)

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  20. I love the English villages and I know I could settle into village life quite happily!
    We travelled through the Peak District and loved the heather covered hills where we saw myriads of people out walking - with cars parked precariously on the very narrow road!!!
    Lovely to learn the history too Rosie, thank you!
    Shane

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    1. Glad to have brough back memories of your visit, the Peak District is a very special area:)

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  21. There are some lovely little villages in Derbyshire - you are so lucky to have them close. It is interesting learning about the place names and what went on in the past. Looks like it was a lovely bright day for taking pictures.

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    1. It was a lovely day for photos, sometimes a bit too bright though. We are lucky to live close enough to get to these places easily:)

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  22. I long for another visit to your lovely country. Your photos have me dreaming again.

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    1. Hello Patsy and welcome, thank you for visiting and I'm glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  23. Such a pretty village, Rosie. Thanks for taking us along. I enjoyed the history.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks, Amalia, glad you enjoyed the visit:)

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  24. I really am falling in love with Derbyshire. After last year's visit, I have another one planned. I love the deep rooted history of the place. Thanks for the tour x

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    1. There is a lot of history in Derbyshire, rural, industrial and the aristocracy too such a lot to discover, I'm glad you are going to return to find out more:)

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