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  • OWEN, David G, - Under Grin Low: A Burbage History, 2007. No ISBN. Added 16 Aug 2007.


Basher EYRE has a series of photographs of the Burbage graveyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015.



  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2545
1891 R.G. 12 / 2778 & 2779


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Christ.
  • There is no mention of a church in "The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire and Nottingham" of 1855.
  • The church was built of stone in 1861 with a low tower on the south side.
  • The church seats 430.
  • Richard LAW has a photograph of Christ Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2009.
  • Adjoining the churchyard is a Church Institute building, built in 1912 with a nearby bowling green.
  • A Mission chapel, dedicated to St. James, was built at Harper Hill in 1910.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1869 (although burials are recorded in late 1861).
  • Mike SPENCER has provided a partial extract of burials found in the parish register. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.
  • One of the windows in the church is a memorial to Mary BARTLETT.
  • There is also a memorial to Edward Woollett WILMOT, J.P., who died in 1864.
  • The carved oak pulpit, provided in 1907, is a memorial to Miss BRICKWELL.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here before 1891, and the Primitive Methodsists built one at Canhoile also prior to 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

Description and Travel

The village and former parish of Burbage backs onto Grinlow Woods in the High Peak section of Derbyshire about 1 miles south of Buxton. Burbage is now just a western suburb of Buxton.

Burbage has been noted for its extensive cavern called Poole's Hole. It was formally known as "Poole's Cavern and Museum."

You can see pictures of Burbage which are provided by:





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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

  • The parish of Burbage was formed in 1869 from Hartington Upper Quarter.

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



The parish used to have a small reservoir for fresh water for Buxton and the local village, but that has been allowed to dry up since the advent of modern piping and well supplies.

Adele in New Zealand tell us: A local resident, Charles Rooking CARTER is the man for whom Carterton NZ is named after.


Military History

Basher EYRE has a photograph of the tombstone of Captain Herbert Christian HOLLAND on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015. The Captain died on 3 May 1916.


Names, Geographical

The full name of the parish is "Burbage on the Wye".


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Hartington parish, Derbyshire, and became the modern Civil Parish of Burbage in December, 1894.
  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The whole of the Civil Parish was in the Urban District of Buxton.
  • In 1961 the Civil Parish of Burbage was abolished and amalgamated with the Civil Parish of Buxton.
  • The parish has a Public Hall, built in 1894.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Buxton petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Chapel en le Frith Poorlaw Union.

Probate Records

Elizabeth PLANT of Burbage widow, left a Will in 1871 which mentions;

  1. son George
  2. son Aaron
  3. son Henry
  4. son James
  5. son John
  6. son Joseph
  7. son Thomas
  8. dau. Mary WOOD
  9. dau. Hannah PHEASEY
  10. Henry Ralph LODGE tailor, Buxton witness
  11. William SHAW ironmonger, Buxton witness


In 1776 a small school was built here by Thomas TAYLOR to educate 12 poor boys and girls.

A more modern school (mixed and infants) was built before 1912 to house 350 students.

A school was erected at Harpur Hill in 1876 and enlarged in 1898 to hold 180 children.