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Sheffield Place, Railway Cottages, Derby

Railway Cottages on Sheffield Place. The houses were Railway cottages, probably the earliest such development in the country. They were built by the North Midland Railway Company between 1841 and 1843 for its employees at the same time as the Station and the Midland Hotel, to designs of the architect Francis Thompson. In 1979 Derby Civic Society campaigned strongly against the proposed demolition …