"WORMHILL lies west of Monks Dale, a scattered village close to the edges of Chee Dale. The tenure by which it was held in the 14thC. was a toll of wolves' heads from the Forest of Peak. There are some very delightful spots round about the village, and the entrance into Chee Dale has that fascinating element of surprise and suddenness which never seems to wear off though we experience it time after time. The limestone bluffs are magnificently bold and precipitous, and the path beside the Wye is sometimes so narrowed by the rush of the water that it becomes impassable. By following this sinuous water-cleft, we come out into the Buxton road where it drops from Taddington. Close by is the railway to Buxton, and the break-away of the Manchester line."
[From The High Peak to Sherwood, by Thomas L. TUDOR, pub. (London) R. Scott, 1925-6.
Transcription from an original copy kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 13th Jan 2001]
The parish covers some 4,657 acres and includes the hamlets of Hargate Wall, Higher and Lower Bibbington, Great Rocks Dale, Upper end, Tunstead, Blankwell Mill and Miller's Dale.