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Oakerthorpe is a small village west of Alfreton and north west of Ripley, the River Amber, from which Amber Valley Borough Council takes its name runs through the village. The Peacock Inn, an old coaching inn stands by the side of what used to be the main road from Sheffield to Derby, near the Alfreton South Wingfield crossroads. This road was also the Roman Ryknfield Street. Down in the cellars of the inn is a substantial and ancient underground passage which is said to connect to the nearby Wingfield Manor. It was at Wingfield Manor that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. The infamous highway man Dick Turpin is reputed to have called at The Peacock on his famous ride from London to York. The village is also home to a small nature reserve run by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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Map reference: SK 388558  Lat: 53.09844 Long: -1.42198

Oakerthorpe is approximately 2.4 miles west of Alfreton and approximately 4 miles north west of Ripley.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Alfreton station