Quarnford

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Quarnford
Quarnford is located in Staffordshire
Quarnford
Quarnford
Location within Staffordshire
Population242 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Quarnford
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBuxton
Postcode districtSK17
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
53°12′10″N 1°57′47″W / 53.20278°N 1.96306°W / 53.20278; -1.96306

Quarnford is a village and civil parish in the Staffordshire Moorlands district of Staffordshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 244, reducing marginally to 242 at the 2011 census.[1] The village is in the Peak District, between Buxton and Leek.

The village (as opposed to the parish) is known by the name "Flash" and is the highest village in Britain, being some 1518 ft above sea level. The local church of St. Paul's was built starting in 1743, its graveyard contains graves dating back to at least 1791.

Although the village historically was almost an outpost due to its relative isolation and small economic significance, it is situated in some of the most picturesque and unspoilt areas of the English countryside.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 December 2015.

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Coordinates: 53°12′10″N 1°57′47″W / 53.20278°N 1.96306°W / 53.20278; -1.96306