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Archives and Libraries

Flagg village is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes two stops every fourth Wednesday in the late -morning.



  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2149
1861 R.G. 9 / 2539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774

Church History

  • Anglican church services were held in the schoolroom by the vicar of Chelmorton.

Church Records

  • The church would be in the rural deanery of Buxton.
  • There was a Primitive Methodist chapel built here here in 1839.
  • John DARCH provides a photograph of the Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • The Unitarians had a chapel built here by 1838, but it was abandoned by them some time after 1891.
  • Neal THEASBY provides a photograph of the Unitarian chapel on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"FLAGG, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 5 miles W. of Bakewell."

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

Flagg is a township 6 miles west of Bakewell. Most of the parish land was used for grazing. Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011. Stop by and get a schedule of forth-coming events, or schedule your family re-union in the Hall.

Watch your speed in Flagg. Craig BROWN has a photograph of some slow-moving locals on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

There is a brass wall plaque in the Methodist Church to Matthew WILTON who died in 1918 near the end of the war.


Military Records

Private Matthew WILTON, 13th Middlesex Regt., killed at Avesnes, France, on 11 Oct. 1918, age 24, born in Flagg, son of Samuel WILTON, of Flagg, Derbyshire, and the late Mary WILTON.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Bakewell parish in county Derby. It was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Flagg Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but please do NOT ask them to help you with family history searches. They are not funded for that activity.
  • Note: the old parish council website of "" appears to have been abandoned.
  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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.