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Ashopton, Derbyshire

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Location: Ashopton, Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshiremap
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Interesting Facts:
• In the early 1940s the villages of Ashopton and Derwent were demolished for the construction of Ladybower Reservoir.
• It was the site of the toll house on the toll road which is now the A57 Snake Pass road. The only memory of the village is now the Ashopton Viaduct which takes the road across the reservoir and this is 133ft in height.
• The water level has never fallen low enough to reveal the site of Ashopton Village at the feet of the viaduct.
• There was a Methodist Chapel built in 1840 with its final service on 25 September 1939 and it was demolished, along with the remaining buildings in the village, in 1943.

With grateful thanks to Frank Parker of the Longstone Local History Group for research and fact checking.

As it is difficult to be sure of copyright restrictions for photographs please Google 'Ashopton' and select the Images tab. Derby Telegraph article showing 1936 photograph of Ashopton post office see article.

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