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A small village set along a network of leafy lanes in delightful rural isolation in the south Derbyshire Dales.

Longford is a group of scattered farms and houses set around the parkland of a handsome old hall. There is very picturesque scene around the old mill, with its' pond. Opposite this is the old cheese factory, the first to be built in England, albeit by a Dutchman called Cornelius Schemmerhorn.

Things to do; There is a good pub, unusually called the Ostrich Inn, from the coat of arms of the local lords of the manor. The hall is not is not open to the public, but the nearby church of St Chad can be viewed. There are no visitor facilities here, for nearest villages see Ashbourne and Brailsford.

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Map reference: SK 224379  Lat: 52.93802 Long: -1.66814

Longford village is in a rural setting, situated about 8 miles north west of Derby, off the A52