Palterton is a small village in the north east of Derbyshire that has seen many changes over its thousand years of occupation.
The present village is situated high on a limestone escarpment overlooking the valley where the pre medieval occupation took place.

Richards: My first positive reference of my Richards ancestors is c1730 in the parish of Ilkeston.

Tracing my family history has led me to Awsworth, Beighton, Brinsley, Radford, Strelley (Nottinghamshire), Ilkeston, Palterton,
Stoney Houghton, (Derbyshire) Norton Canes (Staffordshire), Nuneaton (Warwickshire) and Pegs Green (Leicestershire)