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Edensor, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEdensor St. Peter 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionBakewell 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Edensor from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE45
Post TownBakewell