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  • BESWICK, Ron - Ron's Story, Memories of Old Taddington. Published privately 2002. No ISBN.


  • 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 thru 2540
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.

  • The church was rebuilt around 1350.

  • The church seats 350.

  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of St. Michael and All Angels Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.

  • Roger MAY also has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in Decemberh, 2005.

  • An ancient cross stands in the churchyard.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1640.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St Michael & All Angels Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.

  • We have a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a pop-up window text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1833.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"TADDINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peake, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Bakewell, its post town, and 4 S.E. of Tideswell. The village is situated in Taddington Vale. A short distance from the village, on the summit of Five Wells Hill, is a burial-place of the ancient Britons. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £87, in the patronage of the Vicar of Bakewell."

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

The parish covers just over 3,000 acres and the village sits at about 1,100 feet above sea level. If you stop by to visit, check in at the Village Hall and get a schedule of current events.

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Historical Geography

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




Military History

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Bakewell parish in Derby county. It was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.