"BASLOW is a small neat village, and chapelry to Bakewell, 4 N. E. miles from that town, situate on the banks of the Derwent. The coaches passing through here infuse a degree of liveliness into it; but it possesses nothing otherwise interesting. The chapel, which is dedicated to St. James [Ed: other ancient sources may give St James, or St Anne; it is now quite definitely, St. Anne's] is a neat building, standing on the bank of the river; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire; the Rev. Anthony Auriol Barker is the present minister. Population of the chapelry, at the last census 863."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish covers 5,634 acres and includes the hamlet of Bubnell (across the river).
David LALLY provides a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011. It is clear that the village could use your artistic talent and marketing skills to enhance their signage.
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