"SCARCLIFFE is a parish and village, in the same hundred as Bolsover, about 2 miles S.S.E. from that town. The Earl of Bathurst is lord of the manor; and the patronage of the church living, which is a vicarage, is possessed by the Duke of Devonshire. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard, and contains an interesting monument, of the 11th century. Population of the parish, according to the census taken in 1831, 524."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish lies 135 miles north of London and covers almost 4,000 acres which includes the hamlets of Palterton and Hillstown. The river Poulter rises in the southern part of this parish. The village has its own website with photographs.
Philip THOMPSON has a photograph of the village main street on Geo-Graph, taken in July, 2005.
The nearby hamlet of Palterton has its history listed at Bygone Times. Palterton has a Village Hall (which is the Parish Hall also). The Hall can be booked for your family re-union. You should stop by and ask to see the schedule of forth-coming events because the Hall is also used for lectures on local and family history.
Hillstown is also a hamlet in the parish, 1 miles north-west of Scarcliffe. On maps, it appears to be a suburb of nearby Bolsover.
You can see pictures of Scarcliffe which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Scarcliffe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK494687 (Lat/Lon: 53.213073, -1.261726), Scarcliffe which are provided by: