Taddington


Taddington

:"See also Taddington, Gloucestershire."

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.23
longitude= -1.79
official_name= Taddington
map_type= Derbyshire
population =
shire_district= Derbyshire Dales
shire_county = Derbyshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= West Derbyshire
post_town= BUXTON
postcode_district = SK17
postcode_area= SK
dial_code= 01298
os_grid_reference=

Taddington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It lies over 1100 feet above sea level, on the former A6 road between Buxton and Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dales district. To the east, the A6 runs through Taddington Dale, while Taddington Moor lies to the west.

Taddington grew around farming and quarrying for limestone and lead. The village's main attractions are Five Wells chambered tomb topped by a cairn, and the fourteenth century church, with the remains of a seventh century Celtic cross in 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 Manor and Marlborough House.

Fields around the settlement show evidence of both Celtic lynchett terraces, and of Mediaeval strip farming.

Today, Taddington has two pubs, but no shop. There is an annual well dressing focussed on the "High Well", unusually lying above the village.

References

* [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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