Bradwell, Derbyshire

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Bradwell Brook.JPG
Bradwell Brook in the village
Bradwell is located in Derbyshire
 Bradwell shown within Derbyshire
District High Peak
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
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 High Peak
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Coordinates: 53°19′37″N 1°44′26″W / 53.326931°N 1.740689°W / 53.326931; -1.740689

Bradwell is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. It lies south of the main body of the Hope Valley, but is usually included among its settlements.

Hazelbadge Hall[1] lies immediately south of the village.


A few Roman remains have been found in the village, associated with the nearby Navio[2] fort at Brough-on-Noe, including a Roman bath. Grey Ditch is a medieval earthwork.[3] 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, pubs, B&Bs, an eponymous locally made ice cream,[4] and some subsidised farming. The Bagshaw Cavern former show cave is now only open by appointment.[5]

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).[6]



  1. ^ British Listed Buildings website
  2. ^ Togodumnus (Kevan White). "Navio - website". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ "The Grey Ditch". English Heritage. 29 January 1998. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bradwells Ice Cream". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Bagshawe Cavern". Hope Valley Online. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Climate Summary". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ Well-dressing dates, photos and information

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