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Youlgreave, Derbyshire

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Youlgreave, Derbyshire

Youlgreave or Youlgrave  listen is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, lying on the River Bradford, four kilometres south of Bakewell. Both spellings are used on different local signposts and on different maps. The name possibly derives from "yellow grove" (the ore mined being yellow in colour), though was historically called "Giolgrave". The village is locally known as "Pommie". The population of the parish in 1991 was 1256.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2164
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01629

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

Youlgreave, par., township, and mining vil., Derbyshire - par., 12,200 ac., pop. 3551; township, 2398 ac., pop. 1105; vil., 3½ miles SW. of Bakewell; P.O.; the church contains some interesting Norman remains, and a remarkable font 700 years old; in the par. is a complete Druidical circle.

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