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Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Bakewell, Derbyshire

Bakewell is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, deriving its name from 'Beadeca's Well'. It is the only town included in the Peak District National Park, and is well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart).
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2168
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01629
Population3,979 (Parish)

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

Baddecanwell ~ Bankwell ~ Badequella

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

Bakewell, par., township, and market town, N. Derbyshire, on river Wye, 25 miles NW. of Derby and 152 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 40,869 ac., pop. 12,246; township, 3064 ac., pop. 2502; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. It has a woollen factory established by Arkwlight; also, coal, read, and zinc mines, quarries of stone and black marble, and chalybeate springs. Chatsworth house, seat of Duke of Devonshire, is in the vicinity.

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