Duckmanton Workshops.
 Duckmanton shown within Derbyshire
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DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode district S44 5xx
Dialling code 01246
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Coordinates: 53°14′31″N 1°19′44″W / 53.242°N 1.329°W / 53.242; -1.329

Duckmanton is a village within the civil parish of Sutton-cum-Duckmanton, in North East Derbyshire, between Bolsover and Chesterfield. Duckmanton is a long scattered village, running north and south, usually designated Long, Middle and Far Duckmanton, of which Middle Duckmanton is 4 miles (6.4 km) east from Chesterfield and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west from Bolsover.[1]

In chronostratigraphy, the British sub-stage of the Carboniferous period, the 'Duckmantian' derives its name from the study of geological exposures in a railway cutting at Duckmanton.[2]


Duckmanton is recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Book under the land of Ralph Fitzhubert.[3]

In Duckmanton Leofnoth had four carucates of land and two bovates to the geld with land for five ploughs. There are eighteen paying tenants with five ploughs. There are eight acres of meadow and woodland pasture one league long by one league wide. TRE[4] worth about four pounds now nineteen shillings. Geoffrey holds it.[5]


  1. "White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire: Sutton-cum-Duckmanton Parish". Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  2. Cleal, C.J., Thomas, B.A., 1996 British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy Vol 11 of the Geological Conservation Review series
  3. Ralph Fitzhubert had a number of manors in Derbyshire including Crich, Palterton, Stoney Middleton, Boulton and Ashover.
  4. Tempore Regis Edward i.e. in the time of King Edward before the Norman Conquest in 1066
  5. Domesday Book, a complete translation, Ann Williams and GH Martin (Eds), p751, ISBN 0-14-051535-6, 2002

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