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  • The parish was in the Hartington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
  • By 1901 the parish had been reassigned to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2523
1891 R.G. 12 / 2755


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Parwich area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • This place was formerly a Chapelry to Ashbourne.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The Normans built the original church here, but the date is unreported.
  • The church was entirely rebuilt in 1873.
  • Mick LOBB has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geograph, taken in 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1640.
  • Marriages at Parwich, 1639-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Hartington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
  • By 1901 the parish had been reassigned to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"PARWICH, a parish in the hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 7 miles N.E. of Ashbourne, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Winster. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the Peak Forest railway. In the neighbourhood are traces of an encampment of Roman origin, many relics of that description having been found on its site. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture."

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

The parish covered 3,081 acres in 1857. The village has its own website that gives current inormation about "what's on" in Parwich and includes some photographs around the village.

Steven G. TAYLOR has a nice photograph of Parwich village on Geograph, taken in 2005.

Take your dog for a dip on those hot days in the Parwich village pond.

You can see pictures of Parwich which are provided by:





Ask for a calculation of the distance from Parwich to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • A half mile north of the village at Lombard's Green are the remains of a Roman settlement.
  • Roman coins and other artifacts have been found in the parish.
  • The village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book where the name appears as "Pevrewic".
  • Here's a list of 16th century archers in the parish.

Military History

  • There is a War Memorial in the churchyard next to the church.

Military Records


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Ashborne parish in Derbyshire. It was converted to a mdoern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashborne petty session hearings.
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashborne Poorlaw Union.