"BRADBORNE, (or Bradbourne) a parish in the hundreds of Appletree and Wirksworth, in the county of Derby, 5 miles to the N. of Ashbourne. Wirksworth is its post town. It comprises the chapelries of Atlow, Ballidon, and Brassington; the township of Aldwark, and the hamlet of Lea Hall. Limestone is abundant in the district. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, of the value with the perpetual curacy of Ballidon annexed to it, of £119, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
The parish covers over 9,966 acres and includes the townships of Bradbourn, Aldwark, Ballidon, Brassington, and the hamlet of Lea Hall.
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- John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72," tells us:.
"BRADBOURNE, a township in Ashborne district, and a parish in Ashborne and Bakewell districts, Derby. The township lies on an affluent of the river Dove, 5 miles NNE of Ashborne r. station. Real property, £2,733. Pop., 144. Houses, 28.—The parish contains also the townships of Brassington, Ballidon, and Aldwark, the hamlet of Lea-Hall, and the chapelry of Atlow; and its Post Town is Brassington, under Wirksworth. Acres, 6,253. Real property, £13,699. Pop., 1,187. Houses, 248. The property is subdivided. Bradbourne Hall is a chief residence. Tissington Hall is the seat of Sir William Fitzherbert, Bart. Limestone is abundant. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Ballidon, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £119. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church has a Norman tower, and is good. The chapelries of Brassington and Atlow are separate benefices. Charities, £21."
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