Blackwell in the Peak

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Coordinates: 53°14′42″N 1°48′47″W / 53.245°N 1.813°W / 53.245; -1.813

Blackwell in the Peak
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Crossroads to Blackwell.
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Blackwell in the Peak parish highlighted within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK125721
District Derbyshire Dales
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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Blackwell is a village in the Derbyshire Dales local government district of Derbyshire, England, on the A6 main road between Bakewell and Buxton.[1][2]

It is sometimes referred to as "Blackwell-in-the-Peak" to distinguish it from Blackwell near Alfreton.

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.

About a mile (1.6 km) to the north west is Blackwell Mill, with the remains of the Midland Railway line from Millers Dale.

References[edit]

  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)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.