Parwich, Derbyshire Family History Guide

Parwich is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1791 from chapelry in Ashbourne with Mapleton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1640

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Parwich

  • Bradbourne with Ballidon
  • Thorpe
  • Tissington
  • Alsop en le Dale
  • Biggin

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PARWICH, a village and a parish in Ashborne district, Derby. The village stands 1¾ mile S W of the Cromford and High Peak railway, and 6 N of Ashborne; and has a post-office‡ under Ashborne. The parish comprises 3, 247 acres. Real property, £4, 502. Pop., 521. Houses, 108. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to T. W. Evans, Esq. A Roman campwas here, and has yielded many Roman relics, and leftsome remains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £130. Patron, T. W. Evans, Esq. The church is ancient but good, and has Norman arches. There are a national school, built in 1862, and charities £91.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Adams Thomas, Parwich, Derbyshire, cheesemonger, April 26, 1836.


  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wirksworth
  • Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
  • Hundred: Wirksworth
  • Province: Canterbury

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