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Grindleford

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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.

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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.