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

WARDLOW, a township partly in the parish of HOPE, but chiefly in that of BAKEWELL, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Tideswell, containing 168 inhabitants; It is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Chapel en le Frith every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under £5. In making a turnpike-road through the village, in 1759, a circular heap of stones was opened, and found to contain the remains of about seventeen human bodies, interred in rude cells, or coffins of stone, apparently brought from a quarry about a quarter of a mile off: by some they are supposed to have been the bodies of persons slain during the war between the houses of York and Lancaster, but others think that the tomb was a family burial-place.

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