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Archives and Libraries

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



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

Church History

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

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.


Civil Registration

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

Description and 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.

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

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Historical Geography

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


Politics and 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.

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.