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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.
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 17:11 by Pip Gilbert
News from the PDNPA.
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:28 by Pip Gilbert
BINS UPDATE | Due to the continuing impact of Covid on waste crews, scheduled garden waste collections were suspended on Monday and there were no food waste collections on garden waste collections.
Unfortunately they don't have the resources to return for any missed recycling, garden waste or food waste collections, but affected households can put out additional recycling on your next scheduled recycling day.
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:27 by Pip Gilbert
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