"ROWSLEY (Great) township and village, situated at the confluence of the river Wye with the Derwent, 3¼ miles E.S.E. from Bakewell. The church, dedicated to St. Catherine, is situated on a slight elevation, about the centre of the village, and is a handsome stone edifice in the Norman style of architecture, with turret and one bell; the Rev. John Jones, B.A., incumbent. Here is a good day school."
[Description from Harrison, Harrop & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Derbyshire, 1860]
Alport is a hamlet in this parish. The parish is also profiled at Derbyshire UK.
Chris HEATON has a photograph of the River Derwent by Bank Wood on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
And YES, if you visit, watch out for the ducks as you drive. These ducks don't belong to J. THOMAS, but he took the picture in January, 2005.
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