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Eyam, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Eyam, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands in Eyam Dale, near the river Derwent, 5 miles E by N of Tideswell, and 5 N of Hassop station on "the M.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Sheffield. It was known at Domesday as Aiune; it rests on two different rock-formations-the S side on mountain limestone, the N side on shale and sandstone; and it is ibuilt of stone, and presents a clean and cheerful appearance. The township includes the village. Acreage, 2537; population, 996. The parish contains also the townships of Eyam Woodlands and Foolow. Acreage, 4541; population, 1414. The lords of the manor are the Duke of Devonshire, the Earl Temple, and Lord Hothfield. Eyam Dale is highly romantic and picturesque, and abounds with elevated Tocks and interesting caverns. Cncklet Dell, or the Delf, has steep and rugged sides, yet presents an aspect of verdure, softness, and boskiness, and opens into Middleton Dale with a mellowing effect upon that dale's wildness. Cucklet Church is a large mass of rock projecting from the steep sides of the

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 parishEyam St. Helen 
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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eyam 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 Eyam 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 districtS32
Post TownHope Valley