"DERBYSHIRE, midland county of England, having Yorkshire on the north,
Notts on the east, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and Staffordshire on the
south and Staffordshire and Cheshire on the west; length, north and south,
52 miles; greatest breadth, 85 miles; average breadth, 20 miles; area, 658,624
acres; pop. 461,914. The surface in the south is either flat or undulating,
irregular in the middle and NE., and picturesquely mountainous in the NW.
from Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9