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Brough and Shatton

Census

  • 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:

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

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Brough area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The web page author could find no record of an Anglican parish church in this parish. Residents would use St. Peter's Church in Hope for Anglican services.

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

"BROUGH and STRATTON [Ed: should be SHATTON] is a small hamlet, in Hope parish, 1 mile from that village, and 21 miles E. of Castleton. This is said to have been the birth-place of 'Peveril of the Peak', the supposed founder of the original castles at Castleton and Bolsover, and the hero in Sir Walter Scott's novel of that name. Here is an extensive lace thread manufactory, the only branch of trade of consequence in the hamlet. The population of this place is on the decline..."

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

Brough is sometimes listed as "Brough on Noe" since it sits alongside that river. David DUNFOLD has a photograph of the River Noe as it passes through Brough on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

History

  • The Romans had a station here (believed to be Crecoland) near the confluence of the two streams in the parish. Many Roman artifacts have been found in the fields. Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Roman Fort at Brough on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.

  • Bob JENKINS provides a photograph of The Travellers' Rest Pub on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009.

  • You've heard about it in song. Martin SPECK provides a photograph of the house of The Rising Sun in Shatton on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK183840 (Lat/Lon: 53.352561, -1.726542), Brough which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Hope parish in Derby county and was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • District governance is provided by the Peak District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chape-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.

Population

 Year  Inhabitants
1801 92
1821 93
1831 78
1881 74
1891 56