Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BASLOW

BASLOW, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Bakewell parish, Derby. The village stands on the river Derwent, in the northern vicinity of Chatsworth, 3½ miles NE of Bakewell r. station. It has a post office‡ under Chesterfield, and a good inn; and it forms a pleasant centre to tourists for visiting Chatsworth and some of the most picturesque parts of the Peak district. A neat small Italian villa is at its east end.-The township is united to Bubnell, under the name of Baslow-with Bubnell. Acres, 2,360. Real property, £4,004. Pop., 903. Houses, 191.—The chapelry includes the township, but is more extensive. Rated property, £6,129. Pop., 2,400. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £115.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church stands at the village; and is neat and commodious. The churchyard contains some interesting slabs and stone coffins. There are a Unitarian chapel, two public schools, and charities £10.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Bakewell AP/CP       Baslow Ch       Derbyshire AncC
Place: Baslow

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