Taddington Parish Council

Serving the people of Taddington and Priestcliffe

Clerk/RFO: Pip Gilbert
Ashdene, Main Road
Taddington, Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9TR

Tel: 07971 195596

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We are the most local tier of government for the villages of Taddington and Priestcliffe, two of the highest villages within the Peak District National Park, at around 1,000ft - and equidistant between Bakewell and Buxton. Taddington lies south of the A6, with the settlements of Priestcliffe and Priestcliffe Ditch lying to the north.

Sometimes described as a Saxon Linear (one street) village, there has been human settlement in the Taddington area since Neolithic times with the Five Wells chambered tombs above the village. The Romans were in the area and the present (Grade 1 listed) 14th century Parish Church is thought to have replaced an earlier chapel on the site; there is an 11th century standing cross in the churchyard. Conservation areas were designated in 1997 in both Priestcliffe and Taddington.

Local fields still have evidence of strip farming systems across the parish, with medieval "watering" lanes leading to High Well above the village and High Mere beyond, on the edge of Taddington Moor. In Priestcliffe an old well adjoins a pond below the settlement.

Traditionally a lead-mining and agricultural area, agriculture still plays an important role, but alongside leisure, tourism and commuting to nearby towns and cities.

Once a stopping point for the London to Manchester mail coaches, the Parish is rich in local history and with some of the best walking country and best views in the White Peak.

Taddington parish has an electorate of approximately 350.

Latest News

Electoral Services - message from Derbyshire Dales District Council

Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:38 by Pip Gilbert

We are in the process of starting our annual electoral registration canvass and I would be grateful if you could add something to any newsletter you may produce to inform local residents of this.
As an overview the annual canvass ensures that Derbyshire Dales District Council can keep the electoral register up to date. It aims to identify any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.
It is anticipated that the canvass letters and emails will start to arrive with Derbyshire Dales households from 12 July 2022 and it is expected that we will send letters to around 21,000 households and emails to 15,000 electors for whom we hold an email address. The email will come from electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
As in previous years we would ask that residents monitor their junk/spam folder as some email providers may identify this correspondence as junk mail and respond accordingly.
The hybrid system of sending out letters and emails is designed to reduce the cost of the annual canvass, which, previously, was carried out by post.
If any resident hasn't received either a letter or email by 25 July they should contact the District Council by calling 01629 761335 or emailing electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
If we do not receive a response to our initial canvass communication we are obliged to send a reminder therefore a response to the initial communication would be appreciated. More »

PDNPA Parish Bulletin - no 42

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022 10:00 by Pip Gilbert

Please find a link to the above bulletin

Chairmans Annual Report - May 2022

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022 14:13 by Pip Gilbert

Chairs annual report