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Birch Vale, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Birch Vale, a village in Hayfield parish, Derbyshire, 175 miles from London, with a station on the Sheffield and Midland Joint railway. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stockport. There are large calico-printing works and quarries and coal pits; also a Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Birch Vale are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictHigh Peak
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK22
Post TownHigh Peak