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Bretby Village Green

Bretby Village Green

Village Green at Bretby


Bretby is a quiet secluded village lying amid some of South Derbyshiret's most attractive countryside. The village lies within a conservation area incorporating the sites of a 13th century Norman Castle, a 17th century mansion variously built and rebuilt by the Stanhope family, Earls of Chesterfield (and latterly owned by the Earl of Caernarvon) with its pleasure grounds, and the present Hall (now converted into private apartments) in extensive grounds.

The village green lies at the centre of the village and is surrounded by the former village school, cottages and St Wystan's parish church rebuilt in 1877. All were built by the Bretby Estate in a picturesque and deliberately ornamental style.

PostboxTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled access



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Map reference: SK 300225  Lat: 52.79922 Long: -1.55647

Off the A5111 north of Swadlincote.

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Burton on Trent station


  • PostboxPostbox
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access