Wikipedia:WikiProject Derbyshire

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Welcome to the Derbyshire WikiProject.
...on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

We are a small user group, keen to improve and expand Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Derbyshire, England.

This area includes:

Please visit: Portal:Derbyshire - our 'shop window' on selected aspects of the county of Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Ceremonial County, showing the districts of the non-metropolitan county (grey lines). Derby unitary authority is shaded yellow.
Click link to zoom in to use detailed interactive map.
High Peak borough
Derbyshire Dales district
South Derbyshire district
Erewash borough
Amber Valley borough
North East Derbyshire district
Chesterfield borough
Bolsover district
Derby (Unitary Authority)


  • To improve all Wikipedia articles that are concerned with Derbyshire, including its history, geography, ecology, people, buildings and notable businesses,
  • To allocate all relevant articles to the Category:Derbyshire or one of its subcategories, and assessed for both importance and quality.
  • Increase the number of members of the project to ensure we can cover a wide range of topics,
  • Continue to get several Did You Know?s on the Main Page. (Four authors so far!)

Specific targets:

Popular PagesEdit

  • For a list of the most viewed pages last month that are relevant to this Project, click here
  • For a list of the most edited articles over the last seven days, see below:

Hot ArticlesEdit

19 edits Derby
16 edits Bennerley Viaduct
15 edits Hubble (climb)
15 edits John Cotton (minister)
13 edits Derby County F.C.
9 edits Derbyshire
8 edits Haddon Hall
6 edits Preet Chandi
5 edits Philip Noel-Baker
5 edits Master's Edge

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 7 February 2023 by HotArticlesBot. (It is updated daily around 08:00 UTC)

Article alertsEdit

Articles for deletion

  • 12 Jan 2023 – Wyver (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by Neiltonks (t · c); see discussion (10 participants; relisted)


You don't need to be from Derbyshire to help with this WikiProject! We welcome all editors with good layout and prose skills, and users who can add content or fix issues with articles. You don't even need to sign up (!), but it would be lovely to hear from you and what your interests are. So, just sign up if you want to share and tell us about your interest in this county.

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Please feel free to add yourself at the end of this list, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

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"WikiProject Derbyshire Members"
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User name Location - Date joined Interests and specialist knowledge Any relevant printed sources available
Victuallers* (talk)
HospitalHistory Matlock November 2017 Peak District and bus/trains Visits to Derby Visits to Belper
WhaleyTim* (talk) Whaley Bridge Industrial & Transport History, Goyt Valley & Surrounding Areas
MightyWarrior* (talk)
Chevin* (talk) Near the hill which is my nom de plume History of Derwent Valley. Railway history Private and public library
Dave Dunford* (talk) Birch Vale Walking, history, architecture, natural history. A few books e.g. Derbyshire Pevsner, Flora of Derbyshire, some Derbyshire Ornithological Society annual reports
Rachel Pearce* (talk) Darley Dale A few local books
Jellyman* (talk) Derby Anything Derby-related, also history, geography, sport, railways, buildings
Highfields * (talk Matlock - Nov 08 My Local Area (Schools, Matlock in general etc.), The Peak District, Images (Peak District, Matlock, Derbyshire...)
Rcsprinter123* High Peak - December 2010 Buses
Jamesinderbyshire* Quarndon - June 2009 History, politics, archaeology, transport, economy My own library + visits to Scarthin Bookshop in Cromford
Cebderby* Sunny Hill - May 2012 Local area
TenthEagle* Allestree - April 2006 Local History, Ships, The Falklands War, Bridges. My own planet sized Brain (planet smartie)
Clem Rutter* Rochester Wikipedia:GLAM, Silk, Cotton, Industrial Archeology, Glossop to Belper Amazon One-click
Nick Moyes* Derby - October 2015 Derbyshire Natural History and Geology, County Naturalists, Biodiversity Action Plans, Biological Recording, Hill-walking and Climbing, Museums, Expert on the Flora of Derbyshire. All editions of The Flora of Derbyshire (1889–2015); can create maps on GIS/DMAP.
PaleCloudedWhite October 2015 Settlements, general geography
Oculi Nov 2015
Gog the Mild June 2018 History, hill-walking, copy editing
Douglal* Buxton - March 2020 Buxton, Peak District, Long distance walking trails, Heritage sites
AcesAndEights8 Long Eaton /- March 2021 Interested in East/South Derbyshire.
Add your Name here Location / Join Up date Tell us your interests or specialist knowledge Any access to unusual information sources?

Assessment and progress of articlesEdit

Below is a bot generated table of the assessment process of WikiProject Derbyshire supported articles. See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Derbyshire/Assessment. The stats are generated automatically every 2–3 days, but they can be updated manually here.

You may wish to use this chart to identify articles to improve. You can have the greatest impact by focussing on short (Stub) articles of the highest importance, as these are often the easiest to improve, whilst likely to be of interest to others. Alternatively, you could find Top priority articles and see how you could enhance these. Any article appearing in the 'Unassessed' row would benefit from a quality and importance rating if you feel confident to do this.

As at January 2020 we had assessed 100% of all articles flagged a Derbyshire project banner - that's 2,674 pages!
See chart below and Project talk page.
(Some article talk pages still require banners however)

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Ideas for new articles to be createdEdit

Please add suggestions for new articles below...
...or go research and create some of them!

New (or expanded) article announcementsEdit

If you have created or significantly enhanced any Derbyshire article, please add it to the table below:

Article User
Smisby lock-up (new article) User: KJP1 November 2022
Column of the Temple of Poseidon at Chatsworth (new article) User: Noob1nMech Oct 2022
Preet Chandi (new article) User: Cbderbylib and others inc Victuallers January 2022
John Savage (died 1586) (new article) User: Grosseteste September 2021
List of public art in Derbyshire (much expanded) User: Douglal December 2020
Hundreds of Derbyshire (new) User: Douglal November 2020
Big expansion of History of Derbyshire User: Douglal November 2020
List of parks and open spaces in Derbyshire (new) User: Douglal November 2020
Little Longstone (new) User: Dave.Dunford September 2020
Scheduled monuments in Derbyshire (expanding to add NHLE refs & grid references, but have hit referencing template limits in user space so need to split) User: Dave.Dunford August 2020
Newton Grange, Derbyshire (new parish article) User: Dave.Dunford August 2020
70 new articles written this year about Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire (see my user page for details) User: Douglal July 2020
Dream Cave
new (& DYK nomination)
User: Nick Moyes October 2019
Green Man, Ashbourne
(new & DYK nomination)
User:Ritchie333 October 2019
Derby St Luke's F.C.
User:Jellyman March 2018
Gotham Curve
User:DavidAHull Nov/Dec 2017
Cromford and High Peak Railway
User:DavidAHull November 2017
Hopton Incline
User:DavidAHull November 2017
List of windmills in Derbyshire
(New – from Redirect)
User:Mjroots May 2017

Featured contentEdit

For all featured content on Wikipedia, see Portal:Featured content

Some of the content supported by WikiProject Derbyshire has reached good article (GA), or even featured article (FA) and featured list (FL) status, meaning they are amongst the best content on Wikipedia. They are listed below.


Article Current status Nomination Date promoted
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump Featured Article FAC 13 June 2007
Derwent Valley Mills Good Article GAC 15 June 2009
Peak District Good Article GAC 2 July 2009
Rolls-Royce Merlin Featured Article FAC 6 October 2009
Tony Benn Good Article GAC 6 May 2010
Hugh Bardulf Good Article GAC 13 August 2010
Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield Featured Article FAC 12 December 2010
List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in the English Midlands Featured List FLC 30 December 2010
Peveril Castle Featured Article FAC 4 January 2011
Chris Smith (footballer, born 1981) Good Article GAC 26 August 2011
Chris Beardsley Good Article GAC 27 September 2011
John Cotton (minister) Good Article GAC 22 March 2013
Melbourne Castle Featured Article FAC 19 November 2013
Snake Pass Good Article GAC 9 April 2015
List of Derbyshire County Cricket Club grounds Featured List FLC 7 August 2015
Peter Matthews (artist) Good Article GAC 23 April 2018
Benty Grange helmet Featured Article FAC 28 December 2018
Coterel gang Featured Article FAC 17 August 2019


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