ASHFORD in the WATER, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"ASHFORD, or Ashford-in-the-Water, from being seated on the Wye, is a small village, and chapelry to Bakewell, about one mile from that town, on the road to Buxton. There are many lead mines in the neighbourhood, several of which are now working; and at the entrance of the village from Buxton are the marble-mills and show-rooms of Messrs. Oldfield & Co. established near a century ago, where the sawing of marble, by improved machinery is carried on in all its various branches, for chimney-pieces, monuments, tables, &c., from quarries on the estate of the Duke of Devonshire."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish covers just over 2,500 acres. The village is now bypassed by the A6 road. There is more about the village and parish at the Peak District site.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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History

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Military History

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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