"One gets some charming glimpses of the valley scenery, and especially of the pretty village of DERWENT, with its ancient hall, stone packhorse bridge, and picturesque cottages. The Water Board have, this year, taken possession of the estate with a view to future requirements. But before we consider ourselves to have really reached Ashopton, let us set back to the Snake Inn."
[From The High Peak to Sherwood, by Thomas L. TUDOR, pub. (London) R. Scott, 1925-6.
Transcription from an original copy kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 11th Jan 2001]
Most of the village and parish have been "drowned" by the Ladybower Reservoir, built between 1935 and 1943. Only the war memorial remains above the water level.
You can see pictures of Derwent which are provided by:
The River Derwent is a tributary of the River Trent, which it joins south of Derby city. The upper reaches pass through the Peak District National Park, and the middle reaches around the old spa town of Matlock Bath.
You can see the administrative areas in which Derwent has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
This place was an ancient Chapelry in Hatersage parish and it was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
This parish was in the High Peak Hundred.
This Civil Parish of Derwent survived the reservoir flooding and serves a small population who live above the highwater mark. You may contact the Derwent Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.