"CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH is a market-town and parish, in the hundred of High Peak, 167 miles from London, 20 S.E. from Manchester, 21 N.W. from Sheffield, 23 W. by N. from Chesterfield, and 6 N. from Buxton. Its name signifies the 'Chapel-in-the-Forest; from the Saxon word frith, a forest or wood - the church or chapel, which originated the town, having been built within the forest of the High Peak. The town is neat and pleasantly situate on the declivity of a hill, rising from an extensive and fertile vale, surrounded by an amphitheatre of lofty eminences that bound this extremity of the county."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Peter McDERMOTT has a photograph of Chapel-en-le-Frith on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2015.
Neil THEASBY has a photograph of "Approaching Chapel-en-le-Frith from the east" on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.
The Dore and Chinley branch of the Midland Railway opened here in 1894.
Dove Holes, some three miles south of Chapel-en-le-Frith village, is a hamlet that actually covers parts of three parishes, but most of it is in this parish. The other parishes are Peak Forest and Wormhill. The A6 trunk road passes through Dove Holes. St. Paul's Church was built in Dove Holes in 1878-79 as a chapel of ease to Chapel-en-le-Frith. The hamlet also had a Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1911 and several lime works.
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