Blackwell in the Peak
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Crossroads to Blackwell.
Blackwell in the Peak parish highlighted within Derbyshire
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It lies on the River Wye on the edge of the carboniferous limestone of the White Peak. Nearby is Blackwell Hall in the grounds of which have been found neolithic remains, including a flint resharpening flake for tranchet axes. There are also the remnants of a Romano-British field system, dating from around the year 400. The name is said to derive from the Norman Blacheuuelle or King's land. Jedediah Strutt had a farm there.