Bakewell  Derbyshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bakewell like this:

Bakewell, par., township, and market town, N. Derbyshire, on river Wye, 25 miles NW. of Derby and 152 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 40,869 ac., pop. 12,246; township, 3064 ac., pop. 2502; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. It has a woollen factory established by Arkwlight; also, coal, read, and zinc mines, quarries of stone and black marble, and chalybeate springs. Chatsworth house, seat of Duke of Devonshire, is in the vicinity.

Bakewell through time

Bakewell is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bakewell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bakewell in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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