At around 13 acres, this is the largest Green in Derbyshire. It was first registered as a village green in 1969, following the levelling and grassing that you can see today.
The story of Brackenfield Green began hundreds of years ago, as shown on mediaeval maps, when it was common land and it has been used for cattle grazing and coal extraction.
Even in the 1960s it looked very different. Listen to this account from someone who played here when he was a boy.