"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."