Photographs of Bradley
in Derbyshire, England

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Bradley village, This is located in Derbyshire.

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• Photos of Bradley, Derbyshire, England.
Bradley is a small village three miles east of Ashbourne, located amongst winding lanes in open countryside. Dr Samuel Johnson was a frequent visitor to the Georgian Bradley Hall (now private) to see the Meynell family while he was staying at Ashbourne, with his friend Dr John Taylor. The Meynells came to Bradley in 1655 and bought the hall from Sir Andrew Knifeton, who had been financially ruined by the Cival war.

The nearest public house to the village used to be the Fox and Hounds on the A517 (near the Mercaston turn-off). The pub was known as The Jinglers if approaching from the Belper side and The Fox and Hounds if approaching from the Ashbourne side.

The church of All Saints on Yew Tree lane has a bell turret but no tower on the 14th century nave and chancel. The original wooden bell tower was struck by lightning. In the church there are several memorials to the Meynell family. Bradley C of E Primary school is located on Yew Tree lane.

A feature that soon becomes apparent when you visit Bradley are the large ponds of water, Lady’s Pond can be seen from the roadside near the church and attracts a lot of waterfowl. There is another large area of water to the east side of Milldam lane.
These ponds flow south into Bradley Brook, and Brailsford Brook which meets up with Shirley Brook, to form Sutton Brook at Longford. Eventually joining the River Dove, just south of Eggington.

The archway crossing the road at Moorend is known as “The hole in the wall”.
Bradley Wood was given to the people of Ashbourne in 1935 by Captain Fitzherbert Wright.

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Photo Description : All Saints church
Image Reference No. : DP-120903BRADLEY-01
Date photo taken : 12th September 2003
Other Information : This is t
he church of All Saints on Yew Tree lane. Rather unique in that it has no tower.
Photo Description : All Saints church 2
Image Reference No. : DP-120903BRADLEY-02
Date photo taken : 12th September 2003
Other Information : Another view of the church, from the other side.
Photo Description : Lady's pond
Image Reference No. : DP-120903BRADLEY-03
Date photo taken : 12th September 2003
Other Information : This is one of two large ponds at Bradley, This is the source for Bradley brook.

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