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Beauchief  Derbyshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beauchief like this:

BEAUCHIEF-ABBEY, an extra-parochial liberty and a chapelry in the district of Ecclesall-Bierlow, and county of Derby. The liberty lies on the verge of the county, 3 miles NNW of Dronfield, and 4 SSW of Sheffield r. station: and its Post Town is Dronfield, under Sheffield. Acres, 780. Real property, £1,038. ...


Pop., 122. Houses, 24. A Premonstratensian Abbey was founded here, in 1183, by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, one of the murderers of Thomas á Becket. The chapelry is conterminate with the liberty; and is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patron, E. P. Burnell, Esq. The church is a small building, erected about 1660; and has a tower which belonged to the Abbey.

Beauchief through time

Beauchief is now part of Sheffield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sheffield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beauchief itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beauchief, in Sheffield and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5088

Date accessed: 20th September 2017


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