High Peak  Derbyshire


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

HIGH PEAK, a hundred in Derbyshire; bounded by Cheshire, Yorkshire, Scarsdale, and Wirksworth; containing six parishes; and cut into the two divisions of High Peak and Bakewell. Acres of the H. P. div., 128, 371; of the B. div., 81, 146. Pop. in 1851, of the H. P. div., 41, 066; of the B. div., 00, 547. Pop., in 1861, of both, 66, 397. Houses, 13, 154. The surface is partly mountainous, and includes a vast aggregate of picturesque and romantic scenery. See Castleton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Bakewell, '

High Peak through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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