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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777


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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 chaple is dedicated to the Good Shepherd.

  • The chaple was built in 1873.

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]

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Historical Geography

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


  • 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.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK181747 (Lat/Lon: 53.268972, -1.730074), Wardlow which are provided by:

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.


  Year  Inhabitants
1851 191
1871 172
1881 163
1891 140