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Ballidon Church, Derbyshire (geograph 112344).jpg
Ballidon Church
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Ballidon.svg
Ballidon parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population79 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSK203545
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE6
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places

Ballidon is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.[1][2] According to the 2001 census it had a population of 79. The population at the 2011 Census remained less than 100. Details are maintained in the civil Parish of Aldwark, Derbyshire.

Ballidon was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086[3] and was a much larger village than seen today. That area now devastated by the Tilcon Quarry was a deep valley and the site of an ambush of troops of the Jacobite rising of 1745; skulls and weaponry were recovered on the west bank of the stream.

Ballidon sits at the foot of Ballidon Dale, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[4] At the head of the dale is Roystone Grange where there are remains of monuments from the Bronze Age, a Romano-British settlement and a medieval monastic grange.[5][6][7]

The Limestone Way long-distance footpath passes just south of the hamlet of Ballidon.[8]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 119 Buxton & Matlock (Chesterfield, Bakewell & Dove Dale) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231890.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Doomsday: Ballidon". Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Ballidon Dale SSSI" (PDF). Designated Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 12 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Historic England. "Prehistoric and Romano-British barrow and medieval animal pen, 450m south east of Roystone Grange (1018474)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Romano-British settlement and field system immediately north west of Roystone Grange (1018086)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Medieval grange and field system, 200m south of Royston Grange (1018088)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  8. ^ OL24 White Peak area (Map). 1:25000. Explorer. Southampton: Ordnance Survey. East sheet.

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Coordinates: 53°05′17″N 1°41′49″W / 53.088°N 1.697°W / 53.088; -1.697