Sutton-cum-Duckmanton is a civil parish in Derbyshire, England, lying between Bolsover and Chesterfield but in the district of North East Derbyshire. The village has a parish church, a pub, 'The Arkwright Arms' and the Arkwright Centre community building which is owned by the parish council. The parish contains the villages of Arkwright Town, Duckmanton, Long Duckmanton, and Sutton Scarsdale. Hamlets include Sutton Spring Wood. The total population in 2001 was 1,149, increasing to 1,582 at the 2011 Census.

Sutton Spring Wood (also known as Sutton Springs Wood) is a small hamlet east of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. It is located in the Sutton-cum-Duckmanton civil parish.[4] The hamlet consists of around 45 houses, in a heavily wooded area, with a road that passes under the A617 road that links it to Temple Normanton. It is linked to Chesterfield via a bus stop located on Moor Lane and it is close to Sutton Scarsdale and Sutton-cum-Duckmanton but these villages are not linked closely by road to Sutton Spring Wood. There are no shops, pubs or churches in the hamlet. Across the road from the hamlet is Calow Green. The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport and the nearest train and bus stations are in Chesterfield.

Sutton Scarsdale is a very small village in Derbyshire, England. It is in the North East Derbyshire district. It is very close to the M1 motorway. It is in the civil parish of Sutton-cum-Duckmanton. The settlement is notable for a large, ruined former stately home called Sutton Scarsdale Hall. Near to the settlement are the villages of Heath, Temple Normanton and Arkwright Town.

Arkwright Town, commonly referred to as Arkwright, is a settlement in North East Derbyshire, England that is notable for having moved its location in the early 1990s.

Located between Chesterfield and Bolsover on the A632 road it was formerly a coal mining village. Arkwright Colliery closed in 1988 and it was then discovered that the community was threatened by emissions of methane gas that caused some of its houses to be evacuated. The whole settlement was owned by British Coal and a decision was taken, along with Derbyshire County Council, to transfer ownership of the 52 properties to a housing trust, construct a new settlement of 56 properties to the north of the site affected by methane, and move all the residents. Construction was completed by 1995 when the old Arkwright Town was demolished. Part of the deal with British Coal included the use of open cast mining on a 100-acre site which began in November 1993 and continued for some years.

A new nature walk was established in 2010 using the uninhabitable waste land that was once used as a railway line.

Long Duckmanton is a village in the civil parish of Sutton-cum-Duckmanton between Bolsover and Chesterfield, in North East Derbyshire, England. It is located 3km west of Bolsover and about 18km south-east of the city of Sheffield.

There are also a number of reports available for download, please click this above link for the Reports page.

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The above images are (clockwise from top left)

St Mary Parish Church for this parish

The access road to Sutton Spring Wood

View from the footpath across Wrang Plantation towards Park Farm

Road leading to Long Duckmanton

The Arkwright Centre

New Arkwright Town
War Memorial with 'There but not There' silhouette
We have an article about the Identifications and Life stories of the men commemorated on the war memorial at Sutton - cum - Duckmanton.  This was compiled by Michael R. Orme and it can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.  To view the file you will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Fading away like the stars in the morning,
losing their light in the glorious sun.
Thus did they pass from this earth and its toiling,
almost forgotten with what they had done.

Who’ll sing the anthem? And who’ll tell the story?
Did their line hold? Did it scatter and run?
Can they at last be united in glory,
and always remembered for what they have done?