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The Winnats, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Winnats, The, a wild deep chasm about a mile long, in Castleton parish, Derbyshire, traversed by a mountain road to Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton. It is overhung in many places by masses of limestone rock. It was originally called Wingates, and it probably got that name from a fierce sweeping of it with high winds.

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

Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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.