In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Somercotes like this:
SOMERCOTES, a village in Alfreton parish, Derby; 2 miles SE of Alfreton. It has a post-office under Alfreton, the church of Riddings, and two Methodist chapels
Additional information about this locality is available for Alfreton
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Somercotes, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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