Peak Forest Derbyshire Family History Guide

Peak Forest is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. 

Alternative names: Peake Forest

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Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PEAK FOREST, a hamlet and a parish in Chapel-en-le-Frith district, Derbyshire. The hamlet lies 2½ miles E of the Manchester and Buxton railway, and 5 NE of Buxton; is very picturesque; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Tideswell. The parish comprises 1,360 acres. Real property, £4,643; of which £200 are in quarries and £30 in mines. Pop., 542. Houses, 119. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £153. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is a quaint, old, plain building, with a belfry. There is a free school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Chapel en le Frith
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, Court of the Peculiar of Peak Forest
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Eyam
Poor Law Union: Chapel en le Frith
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury