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Peak Forest, Derbyshire

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Peak Forest, Derbyshire

Peak Forest is a small village on the main road the from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The village grew from the earlier settlement of Dam (still inhabited, with a number of houses and farms) at the conjunction of Perrydale and Damdale. There is an inn, a church and a primary school. Its name probably derives from the Forest of High Peak. Its church is dedicated to 'Charles, King & Martyr'. First erected in 1657, it was replaced in 1878 as a gift from the Duke of Devonshire.
DistrictHigh Peak
Post townBUXTON
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1179
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01298

Other names by which Peak Forest, Derbyshire has been known in the past

High Peak ~ Peake Forrest

Peak Forest, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Peak Forest, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Derbyshire - par., 5299 ac., pop. 499; vil., 5 miles NE. of Buxton; P.O., called High Peak.

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