"BRADWELL is a populous hamlet, in the parish of Hope, about 2 miles S.E. from Castleton. The importance of this hamlet is chiefly derived from the mining operations carried on within it, and the lead smelting Works, belonging to Messrs. Furness & Co.; hats are also manufactured here by several individuals. In 1821 the number of inhabitants in the hamlet was 1,130, and in 1831, 1,153."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish covers 2,119 acres and includes the hamlets of Abney and Abney Grange.
The lordship of Hazelbridge, sometimes given as Hazlebadge, is just south of Bradwell village and 4 miles north-east from Tideswell.
The village has its own website managed by the parish council.
David DUNFORD has a photograph of Brook Street on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2005.
The Midland Railway opened a station here in 1894.
You can see pictures of Bradwell which are provided by:
- The parish of Bradwell was formed on 5th August 1875 from the parish of Hope.
You can see the
administrative areas in which Bradwell has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK175811 (Lat/Lon: 53.326533, -1.738718), Bradwell which are provided by: