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Atlow, Derbyshire

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Atlow, Derbyshire

Atlow is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, about eight miles west of Belper. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 98.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2348
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 Atlow, Derbyshire has been known in the past


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

Atlow, township and eccl. dist., S. Derbyshire, 4 miles NE. of Ashborne, 1276 ac., pop. 138.

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

ATLOW, a parish, in the hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Ashbourn; containing 156 inhabitants. This is the Etelaw of Domesday book. The manor once belonged to Henry de Ferrars, and was held under him or his immediate heirs by the ancestor of the ancient family of Okeover. It lies north of the road from Ashbourn to Belper. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of Mr. Okeover: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £110. The church is a dilapidated structure, situated in the middle of a field. Near the village is a high hill, called "Magger's Bush," which affords an extensive prospect.

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