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Wikipedia tells us: "Grindleford is a village and civil parish in the county of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. The population of the civil parish as taken at the 2011 Census was 909. It lies at an altitude of 492 feet (150 m) in the valley of the River Derwent in the Peak District National Park."

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Archives & Libraries

Grindleford is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes two stops in the village every fourth Wednesday in the early afternoon.

The Bakewell Library is an excellent resource with a Local History section and a Family History section.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
     
  • There are Census records at the Rosemary LOCKIE Wishful Thinking site.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2150
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777
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Church History

  • Stephen BURTON has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.
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Civil Registration

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

Grindleford village and parish stand in the middle of the Peak District National Park, about 7 miles from downtown Sheffield. This is a popular spot for walkers and mountain climbers.

Grindleford has a Village website to help familiarize you with the place.

The Railway came to Grindleford in 1894.

You can see pictures of Grindleford which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • J. HIGGINS has a photograph of an Old Milestone on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2002.
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK242774 (Lat/Lon: 53.293013, -1.638408), Grindleford which are provided by:

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Military History

  • Peter CHURCH has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013. The War Memorial is on the left side of the photograph.
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Military Records

For a photograph of the Grindleford War Memorial and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was a hamlet and township in the ancient county of Derby.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • You may contact the local Grindleford Parish Council, regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built in 1876 and later enlarged for 100 children. Average attendance in 1911 was 84.