Bakewell Church – All Saint’s

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Bakewell Church – All Saint’s Church in Bakewell, Derbyshire, England


Bakewell was mentioned in the Domeday book as having a church and 2 priests signifying its importance even then. In 1502 Bakewell was owned by the    Vernon family and passed on to the Manners family in 1567 when Dorothy Vernon married John Manners. Their son, Sir George Manners married Grace Pierrepont who in 1637 founded the grammer school, Lady Manners School. Monuments to the Vernon family can be found in the All Saints Parish Church which stands in a commanding position on the hillside where the town started.

Such a sad gravestone, a little girl only 9 months old, makes you think doesn’t it?,  it’s not a practice run, get out and enjoy yourselves.


We’re off to Leyburn to Cow Close Waterfall and then on to Sutton Bank if time allows, Stormy will enjoy the walk, hope my back holds up to it!


Have a great Sunday





  1. Alison August 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    What a spectacular blue sky !! We didn’t manage to get to Bakewell this year, which is a shame because it really is a beautiful village.We had to just be content with Buxton …we go every summer and it rains every time….lol…even this year..which actually wasn’t a bad summer for us weather-wise.
    Cow Close Waterfall is a curious name..where is it?

    Have a good day out

    • Adrian August 29, 2011 at 8:54 AM #

      Hi Alison

      yes I was very lucky to get sunshine and blue skies for a change in The peaks, all too often its raining, I did enjoy the pudding. It’s a very busy place not one i would usually want to hang out in, bit too touristy … we went to Osmaston and Asbourne on Saturday which seem nice places but we had heavy showers so spent a fair bit of time in the car.

      The waterfall we didn’t get to that one but I went to Harmby Waterfall, new blog uploaded about it, still in The Dales, lovely little village with this hidden waterfall in someone back garden, bet they get fed up of people tramping through it….they have created a small fenced path…I wouldn’t cope with all the people and dogs fouling.
      Its not worth a special visit but if you are passing it’s a nice stop over

      have a great day


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