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This is a list of scheduled monuments in the district of Amber Valley in the English county of Derbyshire.

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a "nationally important" archaeological site or historic building that has been given protection against unauthorised change by being placed on a list (or "schedule") by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; English Heritage takes the leading role in identifying such sites. Scheduled monuments are defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983. There are about 20,000 scheduled monument entries on the list, which is maintained by English Heritage; more than one site can be included in a single entry.

While a scheduled monument can also be recognised as a listed building, English Heritage considers listed building status as a better way of protecting buildings than scheduled monument status. If a monument is considered by English Heritage to "no longer merit scheduling" it can be descheduled.

Derbyshire has over 500 scheduled monuments including many stone cairns, stone circles, barrow burial mounds, lead mining relics, ancient settlements, and over 20 bridges.

Image Name and reference Feature Location Notes
St Margaret's Chapel - Alderwasley - - 212928.jpg
Alderwasley Chapel Chapel Alderwasley
Also a Grade II listed building. Built in the early 16th century by the Lord of the Manor, Thomas Lowe. In c. 1850 church services moved from St Margaret's Chapel to the newly built All Saints' Church.
Aqueduct under repair - - 1735684.jpg
Aqueduct (Cromford Canal over Derby to Matlock railway) Aqueduct Dethick, Lea and Holloway
328m south-east of Aqueduct Cottage
Remains of blast furnaces - Butterley (geograph 4794670).jpg
Butterley Works blast furnace complex Metalworks Butterley near Ripley
The blast furnaces, canal tunnel and underground wharf date back to the 1790s.
Castle Hill camp Settlement South Wingfield
Codnor castle01.jpg
Codnor Castle Castle Codnor, Ripley
A ruined 13th-century castle.
Duffield - Makeney Road bridge over River Derwent (geograph 2828936).jpg
Duffield Bridge Bridge Duffield
Also a Grade II listed building.
Fritchley Tunnel, Butterley Gangroad Tunnel Crich
Fritchley Tunnel is a disused railway tunnel, which is believed to be the oldest surviving example in the world. The tunnel was constructed in 1793 by Benjamin Outram as part of the Butterley Gangroad.
Overgrown Remains of Horsley Castle - - 299788.jpg
Horsley Castle tower keep castle Castle Horsley
Mackworth Castle, Lower Road, Mackworth Village, Derbyshire.jpg
Mackworth Castle gatehouse
Mackworth medieval settlement including the castle gatehouse, part of the medieval open field system and a pinfold Settlement Mackworth
Mackworth Castle was a 14th- or 15th-century structure in Mackworth village near Derby. It was the home of the Mackworth family for several centuries. The gatehouse is a Grade I listed building.
Moated site in Mapperley Park Wood Moated site Mapperley
Moated site north of Dannah Farm Moated site Shottle and Postern
Morley Park Works Metalworks Ripley
Mugginton medieval settlement Settlement Weston Underwood
Includes part of an open field system.
Park Hall moated site, well and enclosure Moated site Mapperley]]
Section of Roman road, Kirk Langley Road Kirk Langley
North-east of Moor Lane, Kirk Langley
Section of Rykneld Street Roman road Road Denby
South of Ticknall Hill
Twelfth century tower keep castle Castle Duffield
Includes sites of 11th-century motte and bailey castle, an Anglian cemetery and a Romano-British settlement
Windley Moated Manorial Complex Moated site Farnah Hall, Windley
Wingfield Manor in July.jpg
Wingfield Manor: a medieval great house House South Wingfield
Construction of Wingfield Manor began in 1441 (for Treasurer to Henry VI, Sir Ralph Cromwell) but has been left deserted since the 1770s. Also a Grade I listed building.
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