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Brushfield

Census

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

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

Census
Year
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

"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.

You can see pictures of Brushfield which are provided by:

Directories

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.

History

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

Maps

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.