"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."
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.