Wirksworth is a market town in Derbyshire, England, with a population recorded as 5,038 in the 2011 census.[1]

Wirksworth is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2][3] Within it is the source of the River Ecclesbourne. The town was granted its market charter by Edward I in 1306. The market is held every Tuesday in the market square. St Mary’s Church is believed to date from about AD 653.

Historically, Wirksworth developed as a centre for lead mining and later of stone quarrying.

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