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Horsley is a small, charming Derbyshire village situated 5 miles north of Derby in the Amber Valley area. It has a population of less than 500 and its main street is lined with mature trees. It has a church, a village green with chestnut tree, a primary school, a pub and a quality golf course (with a restaurant and function room) on the outskirts.
Horsley has a flourishing community with a bowls club, a monthly Ladies Night and a W.I. It has an active parish council and walking is a popular activity with some beautiful surrounding countryside.
Horsley boasts one of the most attractive village churches in the county, sitting on a hill, set amongst flowers and trees. Dedicated to St. Clement, it also serves the communities of Coxbench and Kilburn. It dates back to the 13th century but has been restored and altered much over the years. It has a strongly buttressed 14th century tower and spire, a pretty porch with a medieval crucifix and a lovely array of windows with the 15th century clerestory under a handsome parapet of battlements and pinnacles.
The present Church of England school opened in 1828, enlarged in 1874 and is still thriving today. The village pub is called the Coach and Horses, serving food as well as alcohol. There was another pub in Horsley called the Ship Inn, which dated back to 1625, but this is now a private house.
The village possess two rare features. Firstly the stone pillar box on French Lane. It is unique in Derbyshire and possibly England. Second, three fountains given to the village in 1824 by the Rev. Sitwell, a relative of the Sitwells of Stainsby Hall in nearby Smalley. He had arranged for spring water to be pumped from the Old Hills to the village. The fountains are called Blanche, Rosamund and Sophia.
The hole which has appeared in the pavement outside 19 Church Street was reported to DCC yesterday morning. The bollard has been placed over the hole as a temporary measure so apologies to those using pushchairs or mobility scooters for the temporary obstruction.
Posted: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 07:39 by Jane Holden
WHEN: 7th July 2022 to 8th July 2022 08:00 to 16:00 each day WHERE: Smalley Mill Road, Horsley between its junction with Wood Lane for a distance of 100 metres in a westerly direction.___. REASON: To facilitate telegraph pole renewal works.___. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Smalley Mill Road (from point of closure), Lady Lea Road, A609, Wood Lane and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Chris Henning, Executive Director – Place Department, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3A
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:43 by Parish Clerk
Making plans for Jubilee weekend? Free entry to all at Horsley Village Hall on Friday 3rd June from 6.30pm onwards. Come along and join us for part or all of the evening and celebrate with Horsley friends and neighbours.
Posted: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:36 by Jane Holden