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Nether Padley

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  • The parish was in the Tideswell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides census extracts for Nether Padley at her Wishful Thinking site.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 186
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1871 R.G. 10 / 3632
1881 R.G. 11 / 3452
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777
1901 R.G. 13 / 3268

Church History

  • There was an Anglican Chapel in the Manor House, but the author has not found an Anglican church in the hamlet.
  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides a church history of Nether Padley at her Wishful Thinking site.
  • Chris MORGAN has a photograph of Padley Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.

Church Records

  • Any Anglican church or chapel would be in the rural deanery of Eyam.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"NETHER PADLEY, a hamlet in the parish of Hope, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Bakewell, and 2½ N.E. of Stoney-Middleton. It is situated on the river Derwent.

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

The B6521 arterial road runs thru the parish between Chesterfield and Sheffield.

Graham HOGG has a photograph of the view from Tumbling Hill on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2016.

Steven BURTON has a photograph of Padley Gorge on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2016.

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From John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72":

" PADLEY (Nether), a hamlet in Hope parish, Derby; on the river Derwent, 6½ miles E by N of Tideswell. Real property, £290; of which £15 are in quarries. Pop, 40. Houses, 7."

From "The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5":

" Padley, Nether, a township in Hope parish, Derbyshire, on the river Derwent, 6 ½ miles E by N of Tideswell. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hope. Acreage, 308; population, 42. "

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Historical Geography

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



Padley Hall (or Padley Manor) was a large double courtyard house where, in 1588, two Catholic priests (Nicholas GARLICK and Robert LUDLUM) were discovered and then, two weeks later, hanged, drawn and quartered in Derby. They became known as the 'Padley Martyrs'. Padley Hall today is mostly in ruins, although part of it—probably originally the central gatehouse range—survives, and in 1933 was converted to a Roman Catholic chapel in honour of the martyrs. The chapel is a Grade I listed building, standing not far from the railway line.

Paul GLOVER has a photograph of a gremlin keeping an eye on the walkers on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2006.


Politics and Government

  • Nether Padley was formerly a Township of Hope parish.
  • This place was an ancient hamlet and township in Hope parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • Upper Padley was formerly a Township of Hathersage.
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In April, 1934, this parish gained 21 acres from Hathersage Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1987, Nether Padley joined with Eyam Woodlands, Stoke and Upper Padley to form Grindleford Civil Parish, all within the Peak District National Park.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Chapel en le Frith petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.