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  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 1864
1861 R.G. 9 / 2544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777

Church Records

  • The webpage author could find no mention of an Anglican church in this place.

  • Most Anglican parishioners would have been baptised or married in either Bradwell or Hope parish.

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Eyam.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel here in 1857.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837. But Abney did not become a Civil Parish until late in 1866.

  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Abney which are provided by:
"ABNEY and ABNEY GRANGE, a joint township, consisting of these two small hamlets in the parish of Hope, and hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles N.E. of Tideswell. At the time of Domesday Survey this manor belonged to William Peveril, or Peveril of the Peak."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Abney had been a township in Hope parish and was transfered to the new Bradwell parish when that was formed in 1875. There is an online description of Abney at the Peak District Info website. There is only one street in Abney.

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of Abney village on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Abney has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • There's a bit of pre-history at Smelting Hill Circle.

  • By 1857 the mines had been closed for a number of years and the hamlets were in decline.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK194792 (Lat/Lon: 53.309376, -1.710309), Abney which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet in Hope parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal parish council and instead have decided to have periodic Parish Meetings to discuss divil and political issues..

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chape-en-le-Frith petty session hearings once each month.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.