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Derbyshire

(där`bēshər, –shĭr) county (1991 pop. 915,000), 1,016 sq mi (2,632 sq km), central England. The county seat is Matlock; DerbyDerby
, city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 218,026), central England, on the Derwent River. It was formerly county seat of Derbyshire but became administratively independent of the county in 1997.
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, the former county seat, is now administratively independent of the county. The county is divided into eight administrative districts: High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Amber Valley, Erewash, and South Derbyshire. The terrain of the county is flat in the south, rising in the north to more than 2,000 ft (610 m) in the Peak district. The region is drained by the Trent River, with the Dove, the Derwent, and the Wye flowing into it.

Much of the county is used for agriculture. Dairy farming and sheep and cattle raising are important occupations. There is also wheat and oat cultivation, as well as market gardening. In the eastern part of the county are coal deposits. Textiles, steel, porcelain, and paper are produced. Tourism is also important. Paleolithic cave art dating to c.10,800 B.C. is found at Creswell Crags in E Derbyshire. In the Anglo-Saxon period Derbyshire was part of the kingdom of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
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. There are pre-Roman, Roman, and Norman remains. The great house of the dukes of Devonshire is at ChatsworthChatsworth,
estate, Derbyshire, central England, near Chesterfield. It is the seat of the dukes of Devonshire. Begun in 1552, the present Classical-style Chatsworth House was rebuilt in 1686. It has notable gardens, libraries, picture galleries, and collections of sculpture.
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Derbyshire

 

a county in Great Britain. Area, 2,540 sq km; population, 884,300 (1971). The town of Derby is the administrative center.

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Derbyshire

a county of N central England: contains the Peak District and several resorts with mineral springs: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the city of Derby, which became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Matlock. Pop. (excluding Derby city): 743 000 (2003 est.). Area (excluding Derby city): 2551 sq. km (985 sq. miles)
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Teams: 1 Warwicks 113, 2 Derbys 106, 3 S Yorks 102, 4 Humber 79, 5 Notts 77, 6 Lincs 67.
LV County Championship Division Two: Glam v Derbys, Middlesex v Leics, Northants v Gloucs
Judge Andrew Hamilton told Derby Crown Court: "Without her, this man would have never been brought to justice."
First round losers: Margaret Roberts & Joan Coulson (West End), women's pairs, 4-24 v Notts; Hazel Wallace & Maureen Cronin (Nunthorpe), women's senior pairs, 12-22 v Derbys.
Div Two: Riverside: Durham 230 (Hunter 5-63) & 375-8 dec (Benkenstein 162no, Collingwood 112) v Derbys 326 (Moss 92, Bassano 87, Sutton 55no) & 277-6 (Stubbings 101).
Amy Smith, 17, her sixmonth-old daughter Ruby-Grace and friend Ed Green, 17, died in the fire at Langley Mill, Derbys, on Sunday.
Charlie Lister has already won a record six Scottish Derbys including last year with Taylors Cruise and he begins his bid for number seven when sending out Boher Paddy in the heat of the night, the third at 8.15.
Div 2 (Final day of 4) ESSEX V DERBYS DERBYS- 1st inns: 326 (Redfern 50, Wright 4- 86).
1 Scotland, The Grange (TSL2); 2 Sussex, Riverside (TSL2); 3 Derbys, Riverside (C&G); 6 Somerset, Riverside (FCC2); 11 Lancs, Old Trafford (FCC2); 15 YORKSHIRE, Riverside (TSL2); 20 YORKSHIRE, Riverside (FCC2); 25 Durham UCCE, Racecourse (UNI) 29 Kent, Tunbridge Wells (TSL2) 30 Surrey, The Oval (TSL2).
SUMMARIES: LV County Championship - Div One Emirates Durham ICG Durham 308 & 152-7 v Somset 185 Emirates Old Trafford Lancs 247 v Warwicks 316-9 Headingley Carnegie Yorks 459-9 dec v Northants 94 Div Two Derby Hants 328 v Derbys 203-2 The SWALEC Stadium Glam 145 v Gloucs 230-9 Canterbury Leics 333-9 v Kent The Kia Oval Essex 225-6 v Surrey TODAY: (11.00) LV County Championship - Div One (day 3 of 4) Durham University: Durham v Somset Emirates Old Trafford: Lancs v Warwicks Headingley Carnegie: Yorks v Northants Div Two (day 3 of 4) Derby: Derbys v Hants The SWALEC Stadium: Glam v Gloucs Canterbury: Kent v Leics The Kia Oval: Surrey v Essex
SHAWFIELD and Drumbo Park will again have the backing of Bettor.com for the 2012 Scottish and Northern Ireland Derbys respectively, writes Jim Cremin.
SUMMARIES: LV County Championship - Div One Hove Hants 206 v Sussex 27-2 Trent Bridge Somset 341-5 v Notts Scarborough Worcs 168 v Yorks 135-5 Div Two The Kia Oval Surrey 387 & 138-7 v Kent 250 Derby Derbys 360 v Glam 39-2 Grace Road Essex 322 v Leics 245-7 TODAY: (11.00 unless stated) Friends Life t20 - North Div Northampton: Northants v Lancs (17.40) LV County Championship - Div One (day 2 of 4) Trent Bridge: Notts v Somset Hove: Sussex v Hants Scarborough: Yorks v Worcs Div Two (day 2 of 4) Derby: Derbys v Glam Div Two (day 3 of 4) Grace Road: Leics v Essex The Kia Oval: Surrey v Kent

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