Birchover, a township and small village in the parish of Stanton-in-Peak, Derbyshire, 1 mile N of Winster, and 2¼ miles from Darley Dale station on the M.R. Post town, Winster. Area of township, 762 acres; population, 76. There is a cave near here containing a carved crucifix, formerly used as a hermitage, and a subterranean passage 90 feet long under Row Tor; and also a rocking stone of about 40 tons near the village.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Church of England
Church of Jesus, Row Tor
The church of Jesus, at Row Tor, in this township, was built by Thomas Eyre esq. who died in 1717, leaving an endowment for a chaplain, who should conduct 20 services in this chapel every year: about 1869 a chancel was added, the cost being defrayed by the late William Pole Thornhill esq. and the chapel was restored in 1877 and 1898; it now consists of a chancel and nave, with a turret containing one bell; there are monuments to the Rev. John Gresley, minister of this chapel and rector of Aller, Somerset (1795) and to John Bradley gent. of Row Tor (1795); in 1898 a stained east window was erected, at a cost of over £60, and the chancel floor relaid with marble at a cost of £25: there are 100 sittings.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Birchover from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Birchover)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Birchover are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: