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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Baslow has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Derbyshire Dales. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Baslow and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Baslow in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st October 2014
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