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Bamford, Derbyshire

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St John the Baptist Church, Bamford with Derwent Church
St John the Baptist Churchyard, Bamford with Derwent Churchyard
Bamford War Memorial

Interesting Facts:
• Recorded in the Domesday Book
• The village graveyard also contains some re-interred graves from the nearby villages of Derwent and Ashopton which were submerged following the creation of Ladybower Reservoir.
• Bamford watermill has been turned into flats but some of the original machinery still remains. Originally Bamford developed around its mill; from 1782 a water powered corn mill which was destroyed by fire in 1791, then rebuilt as a cotton mill, still powered by water, then in the early 19th century a steam powered beam engine was installed and in 1907 a more modern engine (Edna) was installed. Water power was used for generating electricity and, until 1951, the mill also maintained its own gasworks The mill closed permanently in the 1990s. The chimney was demolished and the boiler plant and turbines removed. The mill engine was preserved on site but is not operational.
• The Anglers Rest is a community owned pub with post office and café purchased in October 2013 and is Derbyshire's first community-owned pub.
• Hope Valley College is the secondary school.
• Bamford railway station is on the Hope Valley line.
• Known as the Gateway to the Hope Valley with a connection to the A57 Snake Pass road.

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