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Help and advice for Bradwell

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Archives and Libraries

Bradwell village is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes a stop at the Trent Garage car park every fourth Thursday in the late afternoon.



  • Bradwell Historical Society - After Seth : Bradwell into the Twenty-First Century. Country Books/Ashridge Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-906789-01-5. Added 15 Sep 2008.
  • BRADWELL, Jabez - The Jabez Bradwell Diary. Bradwell Historical Society, 2004. ISBN 0-9529227-0-3.
  • COOPER, Frank - Bradwell Fire Service - The First Fifty Years 1939-1989. Ashridge Press, 2004. ISBN 1-901214-16-8.
  • EVANS, Seth - Bradwell, Ancient & Modern. Country Books of Longstone, 2004. Facsimile reprint. No ISBN.


Peter TURNER has a photograph of the graveyard below Hungry Lane on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.



  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
  • The 1891 census can be found at the Wishful Thinking web site.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Barnabas.
  • The church was built in 1868.
  • The church tower was added in 1889.
  • The church seats 235.
  • William METCALF has a photograph of St Barnabas' Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1878.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.
  • A Unitarian chapel was built here in 1798.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1807 and enlarged in 1878.
  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built here in 1845 to replace one built earlier in 1823.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of a Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"BRADWELL is a populous hamlet, in the parish of Hope, about 2 miles S.E. from Castleton. The importance of this hamlet is chiefly derived from the mining operations carried on within it, and the lead smelting Works, belonging to Messrs. Furness & Co.; hats are also manufactured here by several individuals. In 1821 the number of inhabitants in the hamlet was 1,130, and in 1831, 1,153."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish covers 2,119 acres and includes the hamlets of Abney and Abney Grange.

The lordship of Hazelbridge, sometimes given as Hazlebadge, is just south of Bradwell village and 4 miles north-east from Tideswell.

The village has its own website managed by the parish council.

David DUNFORD has a photograph of Brook Street on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2005.

The Midland Railway opened a station here in 1894.

You can see pictures of Bradwell which are provided by:





Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bradwell to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

  • The parish of Bradwell was formed on 5th August 1875 from the parish of Hope.

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



  • Stashes of Roman coins have been found in the parish.
  • The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.


  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of a Hazlebadge Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Hope parish in Derbyshire and was made a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • According to parish records, the parish was formally formed in August, 1875.
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the local Bradwell Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to provide family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Peak District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chapel-en-le-Frith petty session hearings once each month.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.


The parish had a Public Elementary School (mixed) built in 1871 for 180 children.

Another Public Elementary School (also mixed) was built in 1894-95 for 120 children.