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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

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

You can see pictures of Rowland which are provided by:
"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.



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.