"BLACKWELL, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles to the E. of Buxton. The river Wye flows near this place."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
The village and parish report themselves to be the highest in Derbyshire and one of the highest in all England. The stream which flows by the place is locally called the "Illy Willy Water." The stream runs from a spring for about a quarter mile before dsappearing underground. There is a photograph of the parish at Geograph.