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Calow, Derbyshire

Calow is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is in the North East Derbyshire district of the county. It is close to the town of Chesterfield. The origins of the village date back to 1086, when it was known as Kalehal (the bare corner of land). In 1430 it was known as Calell, then Calo in 1561 before acquiring its present name. It is recorded that there was a manor house which "belonged to the king" around the same time that the Domesday Book was compiled.
DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Post townCHESTERFIELD
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4171
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01246
Population2,496
 

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

Calehale

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

Calow, township, in par. and 2¼ miles E. of Chesterfield, E. Derbyshire, 1339 ac., pop. 563.

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