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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Rowland 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

  • The website author could find no history of a church in Rowland parish.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"ROWLAND: The townships of Curbar, Frogatt, and Rowland, lie within the chapelry of Baslow; the two former are in the manor of Baslow; Rowland is a manor belonging to the Earl of Newburgh."

[From Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817.
Transcription kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 10th Jan 2001]

Legend has it that the village was settled by Vikings in 875.

Andrew HILL has a photograph of Rowland on Geo-graph, taken in Sept., 2011.

Michael WATSON has a street view of Rowland on Flickr, taken in January, 2008.

You can see pictures of Rowland which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Rowland 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 SK215725 (Lat/Lon: 53.249070, -1.679243), Rowland which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Derbyshire and was made a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • The parish is now in the Derbyshire Dales District.

  • The citizens of Rowland Parish have elected to forgo a formal parish council. They have periodic Parish Meetings of all residents to discuss civic and political issues.

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.