The Vale of Edale, a 'U' shaped valley between Kinder Scout to the north, and Mam Tor and Lose Hill to the south, has no major settlement. It is populated by 'booths' - originally shelters used in the 15th and 16th century by herdsmen tending cattle. These 'cattle ranches', or 'vaccaries' were sited on the north side of the valley to get most sun; Grindsbrook Booth is the major hamlet sited overlooking the Grinds Brook near to where it joins the River Noe, and has the church, post office, two inns, and railway station.
Other settlements are named Nether (Lower) Booth, Ollerbrook Booth, Barber Booth and Upper Booth. Upper Booth's first farmstead is known as Crowdenlea; hence Crowdenlee ('Crowdenlie') Booth is an alternative name found in some records. Nether, or Lower Booth has the alternative name of Lady Booth.
Crowdenlea's property can be dated to as early as 1587; it is a 'long' house - three rooms side by side. Apparently, some fascinating 17th and 18th century account books also survive for this property, possibly in the owner's possession. It was formerly the home of Miss Greta Shirt. [Ref: Redfern, Roger - A Reminder of Domesday. Article published in Peak District Magazine (a Dalesman Publication), August 1998, pp19-22]