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Coordinates: 53°20′55″N 1°41′22″W / 53.3485°N 1.6894°W / 53.3485; -1.6894

Bamford
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Bamford Mill.
Bamford is located in Derbyshire
Bamford

 Bamford shown within Derbyshire
Population 1,184 
OS grid reference SK207835
District High Peak
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOPE VALLEY
Postcode district S33
Dialling code 01433
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament High Peak
List of places: UK • England • Derbyshire

Bamford is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, close to the River Derwent. To the north-east is Bamford Edge, and to the south-east the location of the water treatment works covering the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,184.[1]

The village is served by Bamford railway station on the Hope Valley Line.

The parish church of St John the Baptist was built c. 1860.[2] There are also Methodist and Catholic churches in the village.

The village graveyard also contains some re-interred graves from the nearly villages of Derwent and Ashopton which were drowned following the creation of Ladybower Reservoir.[3]

Bamford water mill has been turned into flats but some of the original machinery still remains. The village also has a sculpture trail and, in mid-July, there is a well-dressing festival.

Bamford has 4 public houses, the Derwent Hotel (temporarily closed), the Anglers Rest, the Ladybower Inn and the Yorkshire Bridge Inn, once home to former Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves[4]

Across the valley is Thornhill Hall, once the seat of the Eyres who were a large family of landed gentry in this part of Derbyshire.

Further up the valley are the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden dams.

Nearby are the villages of Shatton, Bradwell (well-known for its ice cream), Hope, Hathersage, Eyam and Castleton, famous for its Blue John stone.

References

  1. ^ "Area: Bamford CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1986. The Buildings of England:Derbyshire. page 81. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  3. ^ Hallam, Vic, (1989) Silent Valley: The Story of the lost Derbyshire villages of Derwent and Ashopton: Sheffield, Sheaf Publishing, ISBN 09505458 9 9.
  4. ^ "peterpurves.com"

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