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  • 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 / 2539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774

Church History

  • Anglican church services were held in the schoolroom by the vicar of Chelmorton.

Church Records

  • The church would be in the rural deanery of Buxton.

  • There was a Primitive Methodist chapel built here here in 1839.

  • John DARCH provides a photograph of the Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.

  • The Unitarians had a chapel built here by 1838, but it was abandoned by them some time after 1891.

  • Neal THEASBY provides a photograph of the Unitarian chapel on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"FLAGG, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 5 miles W. of Bakewell."

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

Flagg is a township 6 miles west of Bakewell. Most of the parish land was used for grazing. Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011. Stop by and get a schedule of forth-coming events, or schedule your family re-union in the Hall.

You can see pictures of Flagg which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Flagg has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK136683 (Lat/Lon: 53.211577, -1.797818), Flagg which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Bakewell parish in county Derby. It was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • 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 every Friday.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.
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