Froggatt

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Froggatt is a charming hamlet nestled in the shadow of Froggatt Edge. It was once owned by the Duke of Rutland who had it built for some of his workforce.
......... Froggatt Edge was formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age.  As well as spectacular views over the valley, the edge itself has great beauty, with woods and wild flowers.
17th Century Froggatt Bridge. Unusually designed with its mismatched arches, this bridge allows travel over the river Derwent at Froggatt and connects the village with the road to Stoke Hall.
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Stoke Hall. 

The parish of Stoke no longer exists, having been taken, with Upper and Nether Padley and Eyam Woodland, to form Grindleford in 1987.  The hall stands over the bridge from Froggatt, opposite the toll cottage.

The old toll cottage by the side of Stoke Hall. It is not clear for which road at this junction travellers were required to pay the toll, although one suspects it may have been to access the old salt route through the valley and would therefore be the top road that leads to Grindleford, where another 'saltway' toll cottage can be found.

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There are many stories about this statue.  One tale is that it stands in memory of a murdered 19th century serving girl, whose ghost haunts Stoke Hall.  Interestingly, the statue is said to move around the wood!
Photograph with thanks to Rosemary Lockie

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The Chequers Inn.  There has been a public house of some sort at this spot for over 500 years. Froggatt Edge with views over the beautiful Hope Valley. The river Derwent as it runs through Froggatt. There are several paths along the river here, including part of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.
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