Edensor, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Derwent, half a mile W of Chatsworth House, and 2 miles ENE of Bakewell railway station. It is a pretty place of villa-cottages, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bakewell, and a good inn. Acreage, 2336; population, 246. The parish contains also the township of Pilsley. Population, 523. The property belongs to the Duke of Devonshire, who is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of South-well; net value, £300. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1867 in the Decorated style, has a pinnacled tower, and contains a splendid alabaster monument to the first Earl of Devonshire. Lord Frederick Cavendish, who was assassinated in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, is buried in the family vault in the churchyard.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Edensor St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Bakewell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Edensor from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Edensor (St. Peter))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Edensor 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: