Sparrowpit

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Sparrowpit
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Looking eastwards to the A623 and the Wanted Inn. This direct but steep road to Chapel-en-le-Frith through the village is the original turnpike route, but was superseded in the late 18th century by a new road via Barmoor Clough. The modern main road follows the newer route, hence the sharp bend at Sparrowpit.
Sparrowpit is located in Derbyshire
Sparrowpit
Sparrowpit
 Sparrowpit shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK090806
District High Peak
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Buxton
Postcode district SK17
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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England
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Coordinates: 53°19′23″N 1°51′54″W / 53.323°N 1.865°W / 53.323; -1.865

Sparrowpit is a small hamlet between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Peak Forest in the High Peak area of the Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

The name is derived from 'spar row pit' from the fluorspar mines.

The village has an active community, including a methodist chapel and village hall.

It is situated at a crossroads where the main road (A623) takes a right-angled bend at the Wanted Inn. From this junction, one minor road takes a different and hillier route to Chapel-en-le-Frith, and another heads for Mam Tor and Castleton by way of the Winnats Pass and a series of spectacular views.

The watershed between rivers running east into the North Sea and west into the Irish Sea runs almost exactly through the village.