Biggin (Dovedale and Parwich Ward)

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St Thomas Church Biggin Derbyshire.jpeg
St Thomas' Church in Biggin
Biggin is located in Derbyshire
Biggin shown within Derbyshire
Population 136 
OS grid reference SK154593
Shire county
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
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53°07′52″N 1°46′12″W / 53.131°N 1.770°W / 53.131; -1.770Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 1°46′12″W / 53.131°N 1.770°W / 53.131; -1.770

Biggin is a village in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England.[1][2] It is part of the Hartington Nether Quarter parish, and is in the Peak District National Park.

Overlooking Biggin

Biggin was once known as Newbiggin, when it had a monastic settlement of the Cistercian order, established by the monks of Garendon Abbey, Leicestershire. The monks established a sheep ranch at Biggin Grange, which still has one ancient outbuilding. Farming is still important to the village, though at one time (18th Century) it was also a centre of lead mining. When the lead started to be worked out, there was a migration of lead miners to Upper Teesdale, and they probably took the name Newbiggin there. Today tourism is an important industry alongside farming.

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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. 

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