Bradbourne

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

BRADBORNE, a parish comprising the chapelry of Atlow in the hundred of APPLETREE, and the chapelries of Ballidon and Brassington, the township of Aldwark, and the hamlet of Lea-Hall, in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 5 miles (N.N.E.) from Ashbourn, and containing 1313 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £8. 3. 4., and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church, which is in Wirksworth hundred, is dedicated to All Saints. The parish abounds with limestone. Tissington Hall was garrisoned for the king by its owner, Col. Fitz-Herbert, in 1643. Bradborne is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

ALDWARK, a township in that part of the parish of BRADBORNE which is in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 5 miles (N.W. by W.) from Wirksworth, containing 92 inhabitants. This township is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

LEA-HALL, a hamlet in that part of the parish of BRADBORNE which is in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 4 miles (N.N.E.) from Ashbourn, containing 23 inhabitants.

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