Taddington

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For the place of the same name in Gloucestershire, see Taddington, Gloucestershire.
Taddington
Taddington is located in Derbyshire
Taddington
Taddington
 Taddington shown within Derbyshire
District Derbyshire Dales
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUXTON
Postcode district SK17
Dialling code 01298
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Derbyshire Dales
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Coordinates: 53°14′16″N 1°47′34″W / 53.2378°N 1.7928°W / 53.2378; -1.7928

Taddington Church from the south. The remains of the cross are to the left of the image.

Taddington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It lies over 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level, on the former A6 road between Buxton and Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dales district. To the east, the A6 runs through Taddington Dale, while Taddington Moor lies to the west.

Taddington grew around farming and quarrying for limestone and lead. From 1863 to 1967 the village was served by Millers Dale railway station, some 2 miles away, which was on the Midland Railway's extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway.[1]

The village's main attractions are Five Wells chambered tomb topped by a cairn, and the 14th-century church, with the remains of a 7th-century Celtic cross in the churchyard. The two-metre cross shaft is decorated with an unusual chevron-based pattern. It was at one time used to support a sink in the wall of a nearby public house. A further possible cross base lies in the churchyard.[2]

Notable buildings include Taddington Manor and Marlborough House.

Fields around the settlement show evidence of both Celtic lynchett terraces, and of Mediaeval strip farming.

Today, Taddington has two pubs, The Queens Arms (Freehouse) and The Waterloo. In 2009 The Queens Arms opened a convenience store in the pub's pool room to supply locals with necessities and to save them the trip into nearby towns. There is an annual well dressing focussed on the "High Well", unusually lying above the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railways of the Peak District, Blakemore & Mosley, 2003 ISBN; 1 902827 09 0
  2. ^ Neville T. Sharpe, Crosses of the Peak District (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)

External links[edit]

Media related to Taddington at Wikimedia Commons