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Hulland Ward once stood in the Royal Duffield Forest, where John of Gaunt came to hunt in c 1372, as did also Kings Edward I and III and King Henry IV. The village was established on low lying land south of the ridge road where a chantry chapel was founded by John Bradbourne and his wife Anne in 1485. The moated mound where their manor house stood can still be seen in the meadows close to the two remaining medieval fish ponds. It is said the house was destroyed in the Civil War, and much of the stone used to build the 'Old Hall' on higher ground just south of the ridge road at what is now Hulland. Derby Road no longer shows on current street maps.