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

Chairmans Annual Report - May 2022

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

Chairs annual report

Annual Accounts - notice of public inspection period

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 11:46 by Pip Gilbert

The 2021/22 annual accounts for the Parish Council will be available for public inspection between 20 June and 30 July 2021. Please contact the Parish Clerk, Pip Gilbert.

Annual Parish Meeting - 10 May 22

Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:59 by Pip Gilbert

The Annual Parish Meeting will be on 10 May 22 at 6.30pm