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Wardlow

Census

  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777

Churches

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Church History

  • Wardlow was originally a Chapel of Ease for several local parishes.
     
  • In the early 1800s Sunday services were held in a schoolroom.
     
  • The Anglican parish chapel is dedicated to the Good Shepherd.
     
  • The chapel was built in 1873.
  • Ian S. has a photograph of the Chapel, covered in snow on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2015.
     

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1873.
     
  • We have a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a pop-up window text file for your review. Your additions are welcome.
     
  • Monument Inscriptions from the churchyard can be found at the Reverend Thrower website.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"WARDLOW a small village and township 2 miles E. by S. from Tideswell, partly in Bakewell parish.

WARDLOW MIRES, a hamlet, situated partly in the township of Wardlow, Great Hucklow, and Litton; it is also noticed with Bakewell parish."

[Descriptions from White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857]

  • Peter BARR has a photograph of Wardlow with snow on the peaks behind it on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
     
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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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History

  • A turnpike road was built through the village in 1759. It uncovered a circular heap of stones within which 17 bodies were entombed in stone coffins.
     
  • The village feast was held on the first Sunday after Sept. 11th.
     
  • In the 1800s this was prime grazing land for dairy animals.
     
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of the former Bulls Head pub on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.

Military History

The War Memorial is located inside the Church of the Good Shepherd, Castlegate Lane. It is a white marble slab with black or dark grey inscription.

Military Records

The War Memorial reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PRIVATE BENJAMIN H. GREGORY, 10th DEVON'S WHO FELL IN ACTION
AT SALONICA, APRIL 24th 1917, AGED 19 YEARS.

PRIVATE WILLIAM HASLAM, SHERWOOD FORESTER'S, WHO FELL
IN ACTION AT ARRAS, FRANCE, NOVEMBER 4th 1917, AGED 22 YEARS.

THEY NOBLY ANSWERED DUTY'S CALL, AND GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ONE AND ALL.

PRIVATE ALFRED J. TURNER, 2nd BATT. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS,
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN BURMA, FEBRUARY 23rd 1945, AGED 28 YEARS.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Bakewell parish in Derby county and 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 each Friday.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.

Population

 Year Inhabitants
1851 191
1871 172
1881 163
1891 140