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

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 184
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777

Church History

  • There has been no Anglican parish church in Foolow.

  • There is a tiny Anglican mission chapel dedicated to Saint Hugh that was built in 1889.

  • Alan FLEMING a photograph of St. Hugh's on Geo-graph, taken in 2004.

  • The Wesleyan Reformed Church was built in 1836.

Church Records

  • Search the Eyam parish registers for anything prior to 1890.

  • The webpage author could find NO parish register information on St. Hugh's Church.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Foolow which are provided by:
"FOOLOW, a hamlet in the parish of Eyam, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 2 miles N.E. of Tideswell."

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

The village sits in the High Peak National Park 2 miles west of Eyam. Much of the village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries.



John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72, described Foolow as:

FOOLOW, a hamlet in Eyam parish, Derby; 2 miles E by N of Tideswell. Real property, £996. Pop., 243. Houses, 56. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Foolow 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 SK190768 (Lat/Lon: 53.287817, -1.716455), Foolow which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet in Eyam parish in Derby county and became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • The residents of this parish have elected to forgo a formal parish council and instead have periodic Parish Meetings of all the residents to discuss civic and political issues.

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