Place:


Baslow  Derbyshire

 

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

BASLOW, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Bakewell parish, Derby. The village stands on the river Derwent, in the northern vicinity of Chatsworth, 3½ miles NE of Bakewell r. station. It has a post office‡ under Chesterfield, and a good inn; and it forms a pleasant centre to tourists for visiting Chatsworth and some of the most picturesque parts of the Peak district. ...


A neat small Italian villa is at its east end.-The township is united to Bubnell, under the name of Baslow-with Bubnell. Acres, 2,360. Real property, £4,004. Pop., 903. Houses, 191.—The chapelry includes the township, but is more extensive. Rated property, £6,129. Pop., 2,400. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £115.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church stands at the village; and is neat and commodious. The churchyard contains some interesting slabs and stone coffins. There are a Unitarian chapel, two public schools, and charities £10.

Baslow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20664

Date accessed: 27th April 2017


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