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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

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

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Historical Geography

  • The parish of Burbage was formed in 1869 from Hartington Upper Quarter.
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.


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.