Number 695 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.
The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.
The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k
If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit www.afinepair.co.uk to request a number to avoid any duplication
mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via email@example.com to have yours added
Old Brampton lies on the ancient road westward across the moors to Baslow and beyond. It's church is Grade 1 Listed, dating from Norman times. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Old Brampton was one of the manors belonging to Walter Deincourt, who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066.
The Church was dramatically transformed between 1200 and 1300. One of the families responsible for this work was probably the Caus family and, in the 19th Century, a tombstone of Matilda le Caus was dug up in the churchyard. Matilda was the Chief Forester for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and her first husband, Adam Fitz-Peter owned the manor of Old Brampton.
The Church of St Peter and St Paul is much better known, though, for its clock. Bought in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the clock has 63 minutes, randomly arranged around the dial. Nobody knows how this happened but the George and Dragon pub was across the road from the Church…
Although the old road which the village stretches out along was a turn-pike and became a Public Carriage Road in 1815, most of the traffic heading west out of Chesterfield takes the new A619, leaving Old Brampton in peace and quiet.