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Help and advice for Baslow

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Baslow

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Archives and Libraries

Baslow is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes two stops in the village (Church View Drive and the Village Hall) every fourth Wednesday in the late morning.

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Bibliography

  • SHELDON, John - A Short History of Baslow and Bubnell. Published by S.M. Evans, 1986. ISBN:0 9511311 0 9
    Probably out of print, but may be available on Inter-Library Loan (ILL).
     
  • TAYLOR, Keith - Baslow, Rowsley, Edensor, Pilsley, Beeley. Ashridge Press/Country Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-906789-06-0.
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Cemeteries

  • Tony BACON has a photograph of a Coffin Tombstone on Geo=graph, taken in May, 2018. This is in the churchyard.
     
  • David LALLY has a photograph of the Lychgate at St. Anne's churchyard on Geo=graph, taken in April, 2011.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Baslow area or see them printed on a map.

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Anne.
     
  • The church was built near the end of the 13th century.
     
  • The church seats 350.
     
  • Bill HENDERSON has a photograph of the Parish Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.
     
  • David LALLY has a photograph of the Church Lychgate on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.
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Church Records

  • Mike SPENCER has provided a partial extract of burials found in the parish register. Your additions are welcomed.
     
  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St Anne's Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.
     
  • There is a handwritten transcription of the early Baslow parish register covering the period 1569 to 1582 made in 1905-6 by a Mr Cockerton held at the Derbyshire Record Office - DRO Ref: D2031/1-2. Thanks to Lynn BURNET for this information.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.
     
  • There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel here in 1912. They eventually moved into their Sunday School building.
     
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
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Description and Travel

"BASLOW is a small neat village, and chapelry to Bakewell, 4 N. E. miles from that town, situate on the banks of the Derwent. The coaches passing through here infuse a degree of liveliness into it; but it possesses nothing otherwise interesting. The chapel, which is dedicated to St. James [Ed: other ancient sources may give St James, or St Anne; it is now quite definitely, St. Anne's] is a neat building, standing on the bank of the river; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire; the Rev. Anthony Auriol Barker is the present minister. Population of the chapelry, at the last census 863."

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

The parish covers 5,634 acres and includes the hamlet of Bubnell (across the river).

David LALLY provides a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011. It is clear that the village could use your artistic talent and marketing skills to enhance their signage.

You can see pictures of Baslow which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Baslow to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Baslow by Barbarann AYARS.
     
  • The GARD(O)(U)Ms were a prominent local family, over the years living at Bubnell Hall, Bawkes (a lost place name in the parish of Edensor) and Cliffe House (Curbar - now the site of Cliff College, a training centre for Methodist ministers). There is a baptism in the IGI of Johannes GURDON, son of Christopheri GURDON, at Baslow on 27 Apr 1634, which appears to fit the entry in the Alumni list.

    Another John GARDOM of Bubnell, a yarn merchant, and probably a descendant of the same family, has been noted as the founder of a cotton mill at Calver, in about 1785. The mill was water-powered, and produced cotton until about 1923. More recently, the exterior was used for the filming of Colditz, a 1970s television series, about prisoners-of-war in Colditz Castle in Germany. Today the building has been converted into luxury flats.
     
  • Russell WILLS has a photograph of an ash house on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014. His caption provides more information.
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Military History

Captain John Francis HODGKINSON resided here in 1912. he was born in Baslow, DBY, in 1883 and was a Captain in the 3rd Dragoon Guards. He will die in France in November, 1914.

David SMITH has a photograph of the War Memorial in the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2017.

Basher EYRE has a photograph of the Memorial photographs in the church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015.

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Military Records

  • For a photograph of the Baslow War Memorial in the churchyard is on Flickr, but we cannot see the names on the memorial.

Basher EYRE has a photograph of the Jeffrey Eric BURDEKIN Memorial in the church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015.

There are the names on the War Memorial in the churchydard:

  1. Thomas R. ATKIN. Pte 1st. K.O.Y.L.I.
  2. Robert B. BATES. Pte. Northum. Fus.
  3. Herbert E. BRIGHTMORE. Pte. D. of Well. Rt.
  4. Geoffrey E. BURDEKIN. Lieut. 3. Sher. Forst.
  5. Joseph E. EADES. Lc. Corpl. 9. Sher. Forst.
  6. Basil Z. de FERRANTI. M.C. Major. R.G.A.
  7. Arnold J. FROGGATT. Gnr. R.G.A.
  8. William F. HEATHCOTE. Pte. Hertfords. Rt.
  9. John F. HODGKINSON. Cpt. 3. Dgn. Gds.
  10. Samuel C. L. HODGKINSON. Lieut. R.A.N.
  11. Joseph A. HODGKISS. M.M. Sergt. R.F.A.
  12. Ralph W. HOLLIS. Corpl. 1. Worc. Regt.
  13. Arthur SHELDON. Pte. 15. D.L.I.
  14. Thomas F. SHELDON. Pte. R.A.S.C. M.T.
  15. Samuel SHELDON. Pte. 12. York. & Lc. Rgt.
  16. George E. SIDDALL. M.M. Pte. 10. Sher. For.
  17. Hugh G. STROYAN. Pte. Seaforth Hds.
  18. Frank THORPE. Pte. 16. Lancs. Fus.
  19. Charles TOMLINSON. L. Corpl. R.E.
  20. Frank H. VICK. Pte. 9, Sher. Fors.
  21. William WHITE. Pte. 1/7. Sher. Fors.
  22. John J. WOOTTON. Rflmn. K.R.R.C.

WW II

  1. Basil W. DREW. Lt. S.F. 12th. Airborne.
  2. George FLETCHER. Sapper. R.E.
  3. Geoffrey GILBERT. Tel. R.N.
  4. Edmund GREGORY. O/Tel. R.N.
  5. Charles R. HOBBS. Cpl. 2/4th. K.O.Y.L.I.
  6. George A. HOWARD. Pte. 5th Northants. Regt.
  7. John C. D. LANGLEY. Flt/Lieut. R.A.F.
  8. Walter OLLIVANT. Gunner. R.A.
  9. Ronald W. PLOWRIGHT. Capt. Q.O.Y.D., R. A. C.
  10. Douglas M. ROBERTS. Sgt. R.A.F.V.R.
  11. Roy ROWARTH. Pte. Green Howards
  12. Albert E. TROTT. L/Cpl. 1st. Royal Berks.
  13. Anthony N. WILSON. Flt/Lieut. R.A.F.
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Politics and Government

  • This place was incorporated as a Civil Parish on 13 July, 1869, from a portion of Bakewell Civil Parish.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • You may contact the Baslow Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT funded to help you with family history questions.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

  • It is known that there was a school at Baslow in 1651, as one John GARDUM was "Adm. sizar. (aged 18) at Peterhouse Oct 10 1651 of Derbyshire. School, Baslow (Barslovencis) Derbs" (Ref: Alumni Cantabriensis, 1500-1751) Note that this was during the Commonwealth period - Oliver Cromwell's rule (1644-1660).
     
  • A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here in 1876 for 150 boys, girls and infants.