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  • The parish was in the Chapel en le Frith sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2780


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

  • This church was built in 1859-60.

  • The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1860 from the Civil Parish of Hathersage.

  • The church seats 170.

  • Geoff PICK provides a photograph of St. John the Baptist on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

  • Bill HENDERSON provides a different view of St. John the Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1860.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.

  • The Roman Catholics had a small chapel here built in 1882 and dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

  • Bill HENDERSON provides a photograph of Our Lady of Sorrows on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.

  • The Wesleyan Wesleyans built a chapel here in 1829 and rebuilt it in 1889.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Chapel en le Frith sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

Description and Travel

"BAMFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Hathersage, hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 6 miles to the N.W. of Tideswell. Bakewell is its post town. It is in the Peak, near the border of Yorkshire. Bamford Moor is near the village."

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

The village lies 10 miles east of Chapel-en-le-Frith and 12 miles north of Bakewell and 161 miles north of the city of London.

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Historical Geography

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



  • The village holds a carnival during the month of July each year, which includes well dressings.

  • The Bamford water mill has been turned into apartments but some of the original equipment remains and is run for the public at posted times.

  • Bamford has had a Sheep Dog Trials Association since 1943 and hosts an annual trial for the dogs each Spring.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet, township and Chapelry in Hathersage parish in county Derby.

  • This place became a seperate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

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 Chapel en le Frith Poorlaw Union.


Year Inhabitants
1871 439
1881 453
1891 317


The parish has its own District History Group with an archive of local records.