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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

"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 transferred to the new Bradwell parish when that was formed in 1875. There is only one street in Abney.

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

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Historical Geography

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  • 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.

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 civil and political issues.
  • District governance is provided by the High Peak Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chapel-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.