Riddings, Derbyshire (near Somercotes)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Riddings and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


When I was growing up a family called Judge lived in the house at the top right of this photo and I used to play with the son and daughter. They had a small field, which is still there at the front of the house, with their two donkeys ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde

Build A Boat

My Nanna and Grandpa. Mr and Mrs Beauchamp lived at a House called 'Craig Side' on Greenhill Lane, which is just down from the trees to the left of this photo. I remember the house was slightly different than it is today. It had ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde

Happy Memories

We used to live in the grounds of Riddings House in the cottage to the left of the main house. The two cottages used as accommodation for the head and assistant gardeners. I used to go with my dad up into the clock tower to ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings