"ROWSLEY (Great) township and village, situated at the confluence of the river Wye with the Derwent, 3¼ miles E.S.E. from Bakewell. The church, dedicated to St. Catherine, is situated on a slight elevation, about the centre of the village, and is a handsome stone edifice in the Norman style of architecture, with turret and one bell; the Rev. John Jones, B.A., incumbent. Here is a good day school."
[Description from Harrison, Harrop & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Derbyshire, 1860]
Alport is a hamlet in this parish. The parish is also profiled at Derbyshire UK.
Chris HEATON has a photograph of the River Derwent by Bank Wood on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
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