The village of Froggatt is situated beneath the gritstone escarpment of Froggatt Edge, on the well wooded banks of the River Derwent, between the villages of Grindleford and Calver. The name Froggatt probably derives from the fact that there were originally 17 fresh water springs situated in the village, three of which can still be seen.
Froggatt village was originally owned by the Duke of Rutland who 200 years ago, had 17 cottages built here by local stonemasons for local workers. There are still some of the original cottages still standing, several of which are now listed buildings. There have also been been quite afew new detached and expensive housing built in more recent times.
The village has a quaint 17th century bridge, unusual in that it has 2 different shaped and sized arches.
There is a Wesleyan Reform Chapel in the village but All Saints Parish church at Curbar is used for established services. The Froggatt show is held on August Bank Holiday and is an off shoot of the former village 'cow club'. There are no pubs or shops but the quaintness still attracts many tourists on hot summer weekends. Froggatt edge is a popular walking and climbing destination.
Photos of Froggatt and Froggatt Edge at Derbyshire Photographs
More information on the edges at Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt at Froggatt Edge