Hurt family of Alderwasley Hall were the Lords of the Manor; although the Duke of Devonshire owned part of the area. The family were the most prominent landowner, benefactors and influential in the area. They were prominent in the church, school governance, local justice and politics.
Article about the Hurt Family of Alderwasley
In 1853 Francis Hurt had the 1853 Crich Stand erected
Article about the 1853 Crich Stand
John Palmer’s Wirksworth site has useful information on the Hurt family
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Postcard of Alderwasley Hall sent in the late 1890s courtesy Richard Lukey