Photographs of Shirley in Derbyshire, England

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Shirley, This is located in Derbyshire.

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• Photos of Shirley, Derbyshire, England.
Shirley village is deep in rolling countryside criss-crossed by leafy lanes. Local lords were the ‘valiant Shirleys’, one of whom, slain at the battle of Shrewsbury, gets an honourable mention by Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

Shirley is probably most well known locally for its annual Music Festival, the photos I have taken on this page were taken the day before the festival in 2002.

Not sure if this festival still happens as I can't find any information on this (June 2011), If you know otherwise then please let me know.

The Saracen’s Head on Church Lane is an attractive white-washed building dating from 1791, built from bricks made by the nearby Shirley Common Brickyard.

Saint Michael's Church is located on Church Lane, it was built in the fourteenth century.

There are four roads leading to Shirley, To the south is Mill Lane leading to Rodsley village and Marsh Hollow leading to Hollington village. Derby lane to the north east connects with the A52 near Ednaston village. Park lane to the north west leads into Shirley park and Hall lane connects to the A52 near its junction with Rough Lane which takes you to Bradley village.

For a map of the local area click HERE
For a aerial photo with overlayed map click HERE

Google Streetviews around Shirley Village:
Saracens Head pub, Shirley.
Saint Michaels Church, Shirley.

















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