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Mackworth Castle

To the west of Derby, a few yards to the north of the A52 road to Ashbourne is a sunken lane running through the old village of Mackworth. The entrance to one of the farms is a turreted gatehouse dated c 1495-1500, which is all that remains of Mackworth 'Castle', which was home to the De Mackworth family who served under the Black Prince at the battle of Poitiers. It is said that Mackworth 'Castleā€¦