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 in Derbyshire. 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'. The quaintness still attracts many tourists on hot summer weekends. Froggatt edge is a popular walking and climbing destination.
The nearby Chequers Inn is a traditional Peak District country freehouse sitting below the famous Froggatt Edge in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. With its origins dating back to the 16th century, The Chequers provides the highest standards of modern comfort whilst still retaining its original charm.
Being surrounded by beautiful scenery The Chequers is ideal for walkers, cyclists or anyone just needing to get away from it all. More information at Chequers Inn
Photos of Froggatt and Froggatt Edge at Derbyshire Photographs
More information on the edges at Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt at Froggatt Edge