Fairfield, Derbyshire

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Fairfield, Derbyshire

Fairfield is an urban area of Buxton in Derbyshire, located half a mile to the north east of Buxton town centre. It is centred on the 'Green', a village green.

History[edit]

Once a chapelry, in the parish of Hope, Derbyshire, Fairfield was at one time a town in its own right, complete with town council. Fairfield remained an urban sanitary district until 1894.

In the early 19th century, it was recorded that an "excellent round course has been formed where horse races take place". Race meetings were held at a place called 'Newton ith' Willows', where there was a stand for visitors.

In 1811, 1821 and 1831, the population of the chapelry of Fairfield returned a population of 482 inhabitants taken in the censuses.

St. Peter's[edit]

Lying just North of the 'Green' is St. Peter's, a Medieval Parish Church.

Famous residents[edit]

George Kitchen, the Everton, West Ham United and Southampton goalkeeper, was born in Fairfield in 1876.

Coordinates: 53°15′32″N 1°54′39″W / 53.25889°N 1.91083°W / 53.25889; -1.91083