Smalley is located six miles north-east of Derby on the A608 and A609 meet. Heanor is the nearest town which is about a mile north of Smalley. The name originates from “Smael leah” which meant narrow clearing a tranquil spot, surrounded by forest.
As you enter Smalley from the south you will find two old watering troughs on the left side of the road. These are easily missed as they are lower than the level of the road. These were once used by cattle being driven to Derby cattle market by drovers.
St John the Baptist Main Road Smalley Derbyshire DE7 6JX