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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

Administration

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 
HundredWirksworth 

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.

Ancestry.co.uk, 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.


Maps

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
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne