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

PARWICK, a parish in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Ashbourn, containing 551 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of William Evans, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has some portions of Norman architecture. A railway from the Peak Forest canal to the Cromford canal crosses the northern part of the parish. William Beresford, in 1695, granted certain land, now producing about £8 per annum, for which ten poor children are instructed. Parwich 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. [Ed: 'PARWICK' sic]

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