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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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777

Church History

  • The webpage author could find no evidence of a church or chapel in this location.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"HIGHLOW, a township in the parish of Hope, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 4 miles S.E. of Hope, and 3½ N.W. of Stoney Middleton. The Duke of Devonshire is the sole landowner."

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

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of Highlow Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011.

You can see pictures of Highlow which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Highlow 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 SK230796 (Lat/Lon: 53.312828, -1.656251), Highlow which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • The parish now funtions as a member of the Derbyshire Dales District).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chapel-en-le-Frith petty session hearings.

  • 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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