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ROWLAND, a township and village in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 2 miles N. of Bakewell, and 2 S.W. of Stoney-Middleton. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on rising ground, and is sheltered on the N. by a range of hills. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. The principal part of the land is devoted to pasture. Colonel Leslie is lord of the manor and chief landowner.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Archives & Libraries

The web-page author recommends the Library at Bakewell for researching this parish.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2149
1861 R.G. 9 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773
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Church History

  • The website author could find no history of a church in Rowland parish.
     
  • The parish lies within the Chapelry of Baslow.
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Church Records

There being neither Church nor Chapel in this small hamlet, citizens would likely travel south to Great Longstone for baptisms, marriages and burials.

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Civil Registration

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

"ROWLAND: The townships of Curbar, Frogatt, and Rowland, lie within the chapelry of Baslow; the two former are in the manor of Baslow; Rowland is a manor belonging to the Earl of Newburgh."

[From Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817.
Transcription kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 10th Jan 2001]

Legend has it that the village was settled by Vikings in 875.

Andrew HILL has a photograph of Rowland on Geo-graph, taken in Sept., 2011.

And Neil THEASBY has a photograph of Rowland on Geo-graph, taken from the Rowland Reservoir in October, 2012.

Ian S. has a photograph of the Village Sign entering Rowland on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2016. What? The sign is missing!?! Then YOU must supply one with adequate artistic skill and marketting savvy.

You can see pictures of Rowland which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

"ROWLAND, a township in Bakewell parish, Derby; 2 miles N of Bakewell. Pop., 70. Houses, 15. "
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Rowland 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

This parish has been mostly farmland for over 1,000 years.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK215725 (Lat/Lon: 53.249085, -1.679243), Rowland which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Derbyshire and was made a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • The citizens of Rowland Parish have elected to forgo a formal parish council. They have periodic Parish Meetings of all residents to discuss civic and political issues.
     
  • 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.