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In the south-east of South Derbyshire and at the southern edge of The National Forest, this village stands on the banks of the Mease, with Leicestershire across on the far side. The village has attractive cottages set around the green with a 13th century church (St Peter's) at one side. The church has a 15th century tower and was mostly rebuilt in 1877. Other buildings of note in this attractive village include 17th century almshouses, a medieval mill and an early gabled rectory. Much of the old village is within a designated conservation area.

Sir Nigel Gresley had his family home and was laid to rest in the village of Netherseal. Sir Nigel Gresley was the notable locomotive engineer who designed The Flying Scotsman and the record breaking Mallard which set the world speed record for steam traction in 1938; these are now part of the collection at the National Railway Museum, York.

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted



  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted