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Taddington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Taddington, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish, in Bakewell parish, Derbyshire, 2 miles from Miller's Dale station on the M.R., and 5½ WNW of Bakewell. It has a post and money order office under Buxton; telegraph office, Miller's Dale (R.S.) Acreage, 3008; population of township, 363; of the ecclesiastical parish, 431. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor. An ancient British burying-place is on the top of Five Wells Hill. The ecclesiastical parish also comprises Priestcliffe hamlet and the townships of Blackwell and Brushfield. The church was restored in 1889. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Bakewell. The church is old, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, S porch, and western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and two endowed schools with about £85 and £42 a year.

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 
Civil parishBakewell 
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 Taddington 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 Taddington 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 districtSK17
Post TownBuxton