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  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773

Church History

  • The webpage author could find no record of a church or chapel in Brushfield. The nearest Anglican churches are in Tideswell and Eyam.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Brushfield which are provided by:
"BRUSHFIELD, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles to the N.W. of Bakewell."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

The A6 motorway cuts through Brushfield. The parish covers only about 650 acres.


Historical Geography

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


  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Ashford, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Brushfield.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK158714 (Lat/Lon: 53.239382, -1.764723), Brushfield which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township n the parish of Bakewell in Derby county and it was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

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.