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Eyam Woodlands

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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

Church History

Divine service was conducted every Sunday morning in the schoolroom at Grindleford Bridge.


Church Records

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Eyam.
  • The Reformed Methodist chapel was built here before 1891

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"EYAM WOODLANDS, (or Woodland Eyam), a township in the parish of Eyam, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 2 miles north-east of Eyam abd 5 miles N. of Bakewell.".

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

  • The parish of Eyam Woodlands no longer exists, but corresponded largely to the modern village of Grindleford. It was bounded by Bretton Clough in the west, included Hazelford and Leam to the north, and was bounded by the River Derwent to the east. Crossing over the river at Grindleford Bridge would have taken you into the Township of Nether Padley, or you could turn right taking the footpath towards Hay Wood (now National Trust property) crossing over the Hay Wood Brook into the parish of Froggatt.

    Goatscliffe Brook was the boundary to the south, bordering the separate parish of Stoke, which extended to Stoney Middleton Brook. Both Stoke and Nether Padley are now also part of Grindleford parish.

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Military History

A memorial was erected in 1922 to 17 men of this township who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Eyam 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) in the Western division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings every Friday.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.


At Grindleford Bridge (mixed), a stone building was built in 1876 for 80 children. In 1891, slightly less than half that number attended.