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  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 183
1851 H.O. 107 / 2149
1861 R.G. 9 / 2539 & 2540
1881 R.G. 11 / 3448
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774

Church History

  • A Chapel of Ease was erected in Over Haddon in 1880.

  • The Anglican chapel is dedicated to Saint Anne.

  • The chapel seats 80.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

  • A Wesleyan Reform chapel was built in Over-Haddon before 1870.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"HADDON, (Over and Nether Haddon) townships in the parish of Bakewell, county Derby, 2 miles S.E. of Bakewell. They are situated on the river Wye, and contain several good houses. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1806. At this place is Haddon Hall, the old baronial seat of the Vernons, one of whom, Sir George Vernon, is celebrated in story as "King of the Peak". The whole building, which is still nearly perfect, is situated on a limestone rock overlooking the river Wye."

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

The parish is about 160 miles north of London. Jarry EVANS meditates on a lamb in Lathkill on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2007.

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Historical Geography

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  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Over- and Nether-Haddon by Barbarann AYARS.

  • The Lathkil Hotel (older names are "The Miner's Arms" and "The Lathkil View Hotel") has been in the parish since 1828. The Hotel is still in operation and has its own website. Here are the names associated with the Hotel in the old directories:
Year Person
1855 Thomas INGLEBY
1870 Francis WILDGOOSE
1882 Esther WILDGOOSE
1891 Miss Annie WILDGOOSE
1912 Miss Annie WILDGOOSE

Esther WILDGOOSE was born in Ballidon, DBY, circa 1816. She was the wife of Francis, listed above in 1870. Their daughter Annie was born in Haddon Grove circa 1847.



  • Dave NAPIER provides a photograph of the inside of Haddon Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.

Military History

  • The Traces of War website tells us that the parish War Memorial commemorates the 4 people killed in World War I and the one person killed in World War II as well as all who served.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of that War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2010.


Politics and Government

  • Nether Haddon was an ancient township in Bakewell parish in county Derby and was created as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • Over Haddon was an ancient township in Bakewell parish in county Derby and was created as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • 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.