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1.  Library.

2.  Village Hall.

3.  Former cinema.

4.  White Swan.

5.  Former Methodist Chapel.

6.  Old School.

7.  Vernon Arms.

8.  Mill Row. 

9.  Alms Houses.

10. Site of Spondon House.

11. Holly Cottage.

12. The Grange.

13. Prospect House.

14. Field House Gate Piers.

15. The Green.

16. Old Vicarage.

17. St Werburgh's Church.

18. Methodist Chapel.

19. The Homestead.

20. Methodist Chapel.



Spondon was once a quiet farming village, dating back to at least Anglo-Saxon days. Now it is a prosperous suburb of Derby, bisected by the busy A52 Derby to Nottingham bypass, four miles to the east of the city centre.  


The greatest upheaval in the village’s history came in 1340, when Spondon was nearly wiped out because of a disastrous fire caused by a woman drying malt at the door of a furnace. The fire raged out of control and spread quickly in a high wind. The church was destroyed and almost all the houses suffered the same fate, other than one or two on the windward side of the fire. The devastation was so great that the villagers appealed to the King for support and he granted them relief from the payment of taxes. 

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