Peak Forest  Derbyshire


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

PEAK FOREST, a hamlet and a parish in Chapel-en-le-Frith district, Derbyshire. The hamlet lies 2½ miles E of the Manchester and Buxton railway, and 5 N E of Buxton; is very picturesque; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Tideswell. The parish comprises 1, 360 acres. ...

Real property, £4, 643; of which £200 are in quarries and £30 in mines. Pop., 542. Houses, 119. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £153.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is a quaint, old, plain building, with a belfry. There is a free school.

Peak Forest through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2022

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