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

  • There are Census records at the Rosemary Lockie Wishful Thinking site.

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

Piece No.
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Grindleford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

Grindleford village and parish stand in the middle of the Peak District National Park, about 7 miles from downtown Sheffield. This is a popular spot for walkers and mountain climbers.

Grindleford has a Village website to help familiarize you with the place. And Google has a photographs of the bridge over the river.

You can see pictures of Grindleford which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Grindleford 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 SK242774 (Lat/Lon: 53.293000, -1.638407), Grindleford which are provided by:

Military History

  • Peter CHURCH has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013. The War Memorial is on the left side of the photograph.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Grindleford War Memorial and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was a hamlet and township in the ancient county of Derby.

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

  • You may contact the local Grindleford Parish Council, regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.

  • 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 each Friday.

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