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Risley is a small village and parish in Erewash in the English county of Derbyshire. It is just over four miles south of Ilkeston. Sandiacre is adjacent to the east.GeographyIt is almost midway between Derby and Nottingham and is near junction 25 of the M1 motorway and the A52. In 1870 it had a population of 203 when there was a grammar school that served seven neighbouring parishes.HistoryAll Saints Church was built in Elizabethan times by members of the Willoughby family, who had acquired Risley in 1350 AD and who also founded a free school in the village. Apparently this is rare in that it belongs to a period when most churches were being pulled down rather than being built. Risley is a long thin village with most properties lying on either side of the main road. With the village hall standing on one side of the church and the school on the other, this is the closest one can get to the village "centre". The church belongs to the Stanton group of churches with Dale Abbey and Stanton by Dale. The village pub is the Risley Park formerly the Blue Ball on Derby RoadRisley Manor originally belonged to the Mortimers. It passed to the Sheffields and then the Willoughbys and, in 1870, it belonged to J. L. Ffytche. The manor was held by Sir Hugh Willoughby, the navigator, who sailed on 10 May 1553, with three ships, in search of a north-east passage, but was frozen to death with all his crew in the following January. It is now a country house hotel.
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