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  • OWEN, David G, - Under Grin Low: A Burbage History, 2007. No ISBN. Added 16 Aug 2007.


  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2545
1891 R.G. 12 / 2778 & 2779


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Burbage 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 Anglican parish church is dedicated to Christ.

  • The church was built in 1861.

  • The church seats 430.

  • Richard LAW has a photograph of Christ Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2009.

  • A Mission chapel was built at Harper Hill circa 1887.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1869.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here before 1891, and the Primitive Methodsists built one at Canhoile also prior to 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

Description and Travel

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The village and former parish of Burbage backs onto Grinlow Woods in the High Peak section of Derbyshire about 1 miles south of Buxton.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Burbage has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
  • The parish of Burbage was formed in 1869 from Hartington Upper Quarter.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK043728 (Lat/Lon: 53.252182, -1.937017), Burbage which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Hartington parish, Derbyshire, and became the modern Civil Parish of Burbage in December, 1894.

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

  • In 1961 the Civil Parish of Burbage was abolished and amalgamated with the Civil Parish of Buxton.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Buxton petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Chapel en le Frith Poorlaw Union.