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Bakewell

The Ancient Capital of the Peak

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Bakewell: The Ancient Capital of the Peak by Trevor Brighton
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This is another book in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today - celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future. The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from across the community. Bakewell once the capital of the High Peak, is sheltered in a bowl of hills on the banks of a crystal trout stream, the River Wye. Early settlers were drawn to its fertile meadows, irrigated by wells and springs. A settlement eventually derived its name from an Anglo-Saxon named Badeca, whose well eventually became known as Bakewell.
Release date Australia
October 31st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
200 photographs, maps, drawings and other illustrations
Imprint
Devon Books
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9781841144191
Product ID
1935081

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