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Castleton, Derbyshire

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Castleton, Derbyshire

Castleton is a honeypot village in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England. The village lies at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe. The village is situated between the areas known as the Dark Peak (to the north) and the White Peak (to the south). Castleton's population was 649 at the 2001 census.
DistrictHigh Peak
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1582
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01433
Population649 2001 UK census

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


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

Castleton.-- par. and township, N. Derbyshire, 10 miles NE. of Buxton, in the midst of the Peak scenery -- par., 9953 ac., pop. 985; township, 2910 ac., pop. 650; P.O., T.O.; has mfrs. of spar ornaments. Peak Castle, built by Wm. Peveril, is on summit of adjoining cliffs.

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