Tideswell is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Litton with Wardlow Mires, Wheston, Whetston, and Litton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1635
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1671

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TIDESWELL, a small town, a township, and a sub-district, in Bakewell district, and a parish partly also in Chapel-en-le-Frith district, Derby. The town stands in a valley almost surrounded with bleak hills, 2½ miles N of Millers-Dale r. station, and 6¾ E by N of Buxton; is said to have got its name from a well which was intermittent, but which has long ceased to be so; dates from very early times; is a polling place; and has a post-office under Sheffield, a hotel, a decorated English church with pinnacled tower, three dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed grammar-school with £227 a year, charities £32, a weekly market on Wednesday, and five annual fairs. The township includes the town, and extends into the country. Real property, £4,750. Pop., 2,057. Houses, 423. The parish contains also Litton and Wheston hamlets, and Wormhill township; and comprises 10,950 acres. Pop., 3,512. Houses, 697. T. manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire; Litton manor, to Lord Scarsdale; Wormhill manor, to T. W. Bagshawe, Esq. Much of the surface exhibits romantic scenery. Lead mines are in Litton; and cotton-mills are in Litton and at Cressbrook. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £230. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of L. The p. curacy of Wormhill is a separate benefice. A Methodist chapel is in Litton. The sub-district contains 10 townships, 2 lordships, 8 hamlets, and a chapelry. Pop., 9,016. Houses, 1,864.

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


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

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England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

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

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Births and Baptism Records

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

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Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

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War and Conflict

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  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bakewell
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Eyam
  • Poor Law Union: Bakewell
  • Hundred: High Peake
  • Province: Canterbury

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