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Beeley Plantation
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Derbyshire
53° 12' 25.2" N, 1° 35' 04.1"W
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Beeley Plantation is located above the village of Beeley, close to the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire.

The plantation merges with Hell Bank Plantation to the the south of the village of Beeley. Beeley Brook, which is a tributary to the River Derwent, runs through the plantation.

The post-mediaeval woodlands are mixed and confined to the steeply sloping and agriculturally unproductive land. These woods were planted as a long-term economic crop. It is thought that between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries the woodland were used to provide white coal, kiln dried wood, for the smelting industry. Following the abandonment of the stone quarries in the area at the beginning of the 19th century, meant that more land was available for Plantation.