infobox UK place
country = England
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= West Derbyshire
postcode_district = SK17
Taddington is a village in
Derbyshire, England. It lies over 1100 feet above sea level, on the former A6 roadbetween Buxtonand Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dalesdistrict. To the east, the A6 runs through Taddington Dale, while Taddington Moorlies to the west.
Taddington grew around
farmingand quarryingfor limestoneand lead. The village's main attractions are Five Wells chambered tombtopped by a cairn, and the fourteenth centurychurch, with the remains of a seventh century Celtic crossin the churchyard. The two-metre high cross shaft is decorated with an unusual chevron-based pattern. It was at one time used to support a sink in the wall of a nearby public house. A further possible cross base lies in the churchyard. [Neville T. Sharpe, "Crosses of the Peak District" (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)]
Notable buildings include
Taddington Manorand Marlborough House.
Fields around the settlement show evidence of both Celtic
lynchettterraces, and of Mediaeval strip farming.
Today, Taddington has two pubs, but no shop. There is an annual
well dressingfocussed on the "High Well", unusually lying above the village.
* [http://www.derbyshireuk.net/taddington.html DerbyshireUK: Taddington]
* [http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=152 peakdistrictonline: Taddington Guide]
* [http://www.andrewspages.dial.pipex.com/dby/kelly/taddington.htm Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland (1891)]
* [http://www.cressbrook.co.uk/tidza/tadding.htm Tideswell and surrounding area]
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