Bradwell, Derbyshire

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Bradwell Brook.JPG
Bradwell Brook in the village
Bradwell is located in Derbyshire
Bradwell shown within Derbyshire
Population 1,416 (2011)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S33
Dialling code 01433
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°19′37″N 1°44′26″W / 53.326931°N 1.740689°W / 53.326931; -1.740689Coordinates: 53°19′37″N 1°44′26″W / 53.326931°N 1.740689°W / 53.326931; -1.740689

Bradwell is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 1,416.[1] It lies south of the main body of the Hope Valley but is usually included among its settlements.

Hazelbadge Hall[2] lies immediately south of the village.


A few Roman remains have been found in the village, associated with the nearby Navio[3] fort at Brough-on-Noe, including a Roman bath. Grey Ditch is a medieval earthwork and a Scheduled Monument.[4] The village grew again in the eighteenth century around lead mining.


As with many Peak District villages, Bradwell has become a settlement for commuters and retirees.[citation needed] The other sources of income are the landmark local cement factory,[5] pubs, B&Bs, an eponymous locally made ice cream,[6] and some subsidised farming. The Bagshaw Cavern former show cave is now only open by appointment.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Denis Avey, British Hero of the Holocaust.
  • Samuel Fox, umbrella frame designer, was born here in 1815.


Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[8]



  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ British Listed Buildings website
  3. ^ Togodumnus (Kevan White) (27 January 2016). "Navio". Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Grey Ditch (1017662)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bulk Cement". Hope Construction Materials. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bradwells Ice Cream". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ "Bagshawe Cavern". Hope Valley Online. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Climate Summary". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  9. ^ Well-dressing dates, photos and information

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