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  • EDWARDS, Brian - Calver, Curbar and Froggatt in Old Photographs. Published by Northend of Sheffield. ISBN 0-9525064-9-1.



  • 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 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Curbar 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 was built in 1867 and dedicated to All Saints.

  • The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1869 from the parish of Baslow St. Anne and included the Townships of Calvar and Froggatt.

  • The church seats 340.

  • Terry ROBINSON has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1868.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1861

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 Curbar which are provided by:
"CURBAR, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles N.E. of Bakewell. It is situated on the river Derwent. The Duke of Rutland is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

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



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Curbar 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 Baslow, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes the briefest of mentions of Curbar.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK251746 (Lat/Lon: 53.267790, -1.625126), Curbar which are provided by:

Military History

  • Terry ROBINSON has a photograph of the Curbar War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.

Military Records

  • For a photograph of the Curbar War Memorial and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Bakewell parish 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) in the Western division of the county.

  • You may contact the local Curbar Parish Council concerning civic or political issues. They cannot help you with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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.

Religion and Religious Life

  • Cliff College (formerly Cliff House) has full academic status in the present day, as an educational establishment for members of the Methodist Church. Its origins however, are rooted firmly in the past, with its benefactors, the GARDOM family - the previous owners of the land where the college was built.


  • Cliff College was an institution set up by the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion for the training of lay preachers. In 1907 a new wing was added to the college.

  • For a small village, Curbar seems to have been particularly well endowed with colleges and schools over the years! An account of Stocking Farm School, and Stanton Ford School may be found elsewhere online.