This section contains short articles or comments I have written about Baslow and nearby places
Growth of houses Baslow and Bubell Baslow hasincreased in size over the last 350 years while Bubnell has got smaller. Why did it happoen?
Baslow Charities (brief) The Baslow Charities started in the 1600s with a small endowed school and endowments by parishioners. There is continuity. Today trustees still distribute money to the schools the vicar and the poor.
Baslow in 1760 saw momentous changes in the villag., The turnpike arrived. There was a new lead smelter. The coal mine was being enhanced. Enclosure of fields was under way
Bridge End 1827 There was a major development at Bridge End in 1827. Houses and a large farm were demolished (and new accodation built elsewhere). The churchyard was enlarged, roads widened and pavements installed. Little has changed since.
Bubnell Hall has been the most prestigious house in the arean sine it was built in the mid 1600s. A short story of the building and its inhabitants.
Bubnell Hill The early name of Bubnell was Bubeneli or (in Anglian English) the Hill of Bubba. Bubba was the local headman, and his hill is in the photo. The article describes the view
Gardoms Edge Gardom arrived in Baslow in the early 1600s. His family lived at Yeld Farm for three centuries and his name is remembered in Gardom’s Edge.
Housing Estates Hall and The Hydro Hotel both had extensive grounds. When sold between the wars, the land was bough by developers. Today there are the houses close to Calver Road a& Royal Croft Drive, and Eaton Close & Hydro Close
Lead Smelting Smelting was a feature in the 1600s and 1700s. The article describes the sites in Baslow Parish
Longshaw origins There is a connection between Longshaw Lodge, the Duke of Rutland his shooting moors and Baslow
Map showing Shape of Parish The reason why Baslow & Bubnell Parish includes part of Big Moor
Robin Hood Coal Mine The coal mine is described in My Articles in the piece on Robin Rood. This provides further information. NB It includes unfinished notes
Records at Haddon Duke of Rutland was Lord of the Manor. Unfortunately it is not possible to get access to the archives at Haddon Hall
Rutland Sale 1920 The story of the 1920 sale of Rutland property in Baslow. Details are under The Village tab on this website.
Schools in Baslow A brief description of the various schools in Baslow (and nearby) over the years
The Ends of Baslow Traditionally there were three parts to Baslow, Bridge End, Over End and Nether End. West End is a recent addition. This is how it happened
The History of Baslow Surgery A short account of the doctors and buildings.
The Stafford Gravestone Stafford 1625-1702 was the subaccountant at Chatsworth House and his gravestone is one of the two Scheduled Monuments in Baslow Graveyard.
View from a Pew thoughts and comments about the gravestones in Baslow Churchyard
Watchman’s Hut is a small stone building built into the parapet of the old bridge. In 2019 it was in danger of collapse and had to be restored.
Wheatlands Lane From mediaeval major road to modern minor road
Stone Baslow Edge I am intrigued by a prominent stone on Baslow Edge. Is it natural or man made – if so when?
The Church Clock Notes on the the mechanism and clock face of Baslow Church