"FAIRFIELD is a chapelry, in the parish of Hope, in the same hundred as Buxton, 1 mile N.N.E. from that town. Here is an ancient church, dedicated to St. Peter; the living is in the gift of trustees residing in the parish and the present incumbent is the Rev. Geo. Mounsey. On a large tract of waste ground, an excellent round course has been formed, where horse races take place. on the Wednesday and Thursday in the week after the meeting at Newton ith' Willows; for the accommodation of visiters, a handsome stand has been erected. From this village, the best panoramic view of Buxton crescent, &c. is obtained. The population returns of this chapelry present a singular coincidence, the number of inhabitants being 482, at the several censuses taken in 1811, 1821 and 1831."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The River Wye divides this parish from the township and village of Buxton. To the north of the village is a fine golf course.
Roger MAY has a photograph of The clubhouse at Buxton High Peak golf course (really Fairfield) on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.
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