Shottle & Postern Parish Council

Serving the people of Shottle & Postern

Clerk RFO: Mrs Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

  • Shottle Hall

    Shottle Hall

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Shottle & Postern is a small, charming Derbyshire village situated approximately 5 miles south of the market town of Wirksworth in the Amber Valley area. It has a population of around 266.

In Norman times, the manor of Shottle, referred to as "Sothille" in the Domesday Survey, belonged to the Ferrers family.

Shottle is a rather rural village spread out on the road from Shottlegate to Wirksworth via Alport Height (Chequer Lane). Its main industry was, and remains, agriculture. Shottle Hall dates from 1841 and is a pleasant building in the late Georgian style, now used mainly for weddings and events.

Whilst some way out of the village itself, Shottle has its own railway station - called Shottle after Shottle Hall which is nearby. The station, which is on the Wirksworth Branch, was closed in 1947 to passengers and the building is owned by Peak Oil Ltd. The railway line has been reopened to passengers as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Latest News

Improving Broadband. Call for evidence

DCMS are asking for information from consumers and businesses within rural areas with the aim to inform policy development for improving broadband for 'Very Hard to Reach premises'. More »

Consumers and businesses are being asked to respond via an online survey available at: Call for Evidence | Very Hardest to Reach Premises ( The survey closes at 11:45pm on 11th June.

I appreciate that this sounds contradictory to ask to complete an online surveys, so I am asking Parish Councils and local communities to highlight known black spots in their area. The survey has been designed to work on very slow connections.

Kind Regards – Joanne

Joanne Bamford Growth & Town Centres Manager

Landscapes, Growth & Community Safety | Amber Valley Borough Council

Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SZ | Tel: 01773 841485 (direct line)

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Making a Difference for Amber Valley » Less

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:35 by Laura Storey

The mobile library service is being reinstated from 17th May 2021.

Link to latest routes here

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 06:21 by Laura Storey