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Parwich, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Parwich, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands l¼ mile SW of the Cromford and High Peak railway, and 7 miles N of Ashborne, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ashborne. The parish comprises 3264 acres; population, 498. The manor belongs to the Evans family. A Roman camp was here, and has yielded many Roman relics and left some remains. The living is a vicarage, with Alsop-en-le-Dale annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £280. The church is in the Norman style, and was built in 1873 on the site of the old one; it consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, and a western tower with lofty spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and several charities.

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 parishParwick St. Peter 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Parwich 1639-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., 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 Parwich 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 Parwich 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 districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne