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Ballidon, Derbyshire

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Ballidon, Derbyshire

Ballidon is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 79. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was a much larger village than seen today. That area now devastated by the Tilcon Quarry was a deep valley and the site of an ambush of troops of the Jacobean Rebellion, skulls and weaponry were recovered on the left bank (facing North)
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2054
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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


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

Ballidon, township, Bradboune par., N. Derbyshire, 4 miles W. of Wirksworth, 1947 ac, pop. 109.

Ballidon, Derbyshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BALLIDON, a chapelry, in the parish of Bradborne, hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 5¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Ashbourn; containing 92 inhabitants. At the time of the Domesday survey the manor belonged to Ralph Fitzhubert, and for some generations afterwards was held by the family of Herthill, whose heiress brought it to the Cokaines in the 15th century. In the reign of Elizabeth it was sold to Sir Anthony Ashley, and subsequently came to other families, among whom were the Boothbys, and the Murrays, earls of Mansfield. The chapel is very ancient, and contains a curious font.

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