Bradbourne

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Coordinates: 53°04′16″N 1°41′17″W / 53.071°N 1.688°W / 53.071; -1.688

Bradbourne
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All Saints Church, Bradbourne
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Bradbourne.svg
Bradbourne parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population 117 (2011)
OS grid reference SK210526
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHBOURNE
Postcode district DE6
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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Derbyshire
Ford across the Bradbourne Brook in typical Derbyshire countryside

Bradbourne is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. The village is just outside the Peak District National Park, and is 5 miles north of Ashbourne.

Bradbourne is also one of the 51 Thankful Villages of England, having suffered no losses during World War I. It is the only village in Derbyshire to bear this title. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 116, increasing marginally to 117 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Bradbourne Hall is a 17th-century mansion house.

Bradbourne Mill to the south of the village is considered to be the oldest surviving watermill in Derbyshire; it was built in 1726 and continued in operation until the 1920s. The three-storey mill had a unique system of twin overshot waterwheels some 12 feet (4 metres) in diameter, which were powered by the Bradbourne Brook. The waterwheels and mill pond were restored, as part of the renovation and conversion of the building for residential use in 2008.[2]

History[edit]

Bradbourne was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth thirty shillings.[3]

The village's parish church, All Saints' Church, Bradbourne, is the former Bradbourne Priory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mills-restoration-scoops-an-award". Ashbourne News. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745

External links[edit]

Media related to Bradbourne at Wikimedia Commons