Listed Buildings in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Nikolaus Pevsner, in his guide to Derbyshire, uses a walk through the towns, with descriptions along the way. He calls this "a Perambulation". I am borrowing this style.
The walk starts on the East side of the River Wye, at the North end of the town, moves south, staying on this bank, before retracing one's steps and crossing one of the fine bridges into the older part of Bakewell.


I would like to thank the owners/residents of the following properties for their permission to take my photographs, when I was unable to photograph from public footpaths or roads. The existence of any photograph in this article does not confer any right to access private property.


  • British Listed Buildings Online, a database where "As well as reading the official listing data for each building, you can also view the location on a map, and, where possible, see it in Google Streetview and Bing Birds Eye View. You can also add your own comments, information and photos and view comments and photos submitted by other users of the site. You can browse for listed buildings by country, county and parish/locality" LinkExternal link

  • Pevsner, N. Derbyshire. Yale University Press, 2nd ed 1978

  • Brighton, Trevor. Bakewell. Halsgrove. 2005

  • Hey, David. Derbyshire, a history. Carnegie 2008

  • Craven, Maxwell & M. Stanley. The Derbyshire Country House. Derbyshire Museum Service.

* Allcock, C.R. Some notes on Bakewell and its historical past ( Bound typescript in Bakewell Library )


A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is one which has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. It is applied to around half a million buildings. The statutory body maintaining the list in England is English Heritage; Cadw (The Historic Environment Service of the Welsh Government) in Wales; Historic Scotland in Scotland; and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland.

A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority.

Most structures appearing on the lists are buildings, but bridges, monuments, sculptures, war memorials, and even milestones and mileposts are included.


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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
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SK2169 : Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell by Peter Barr
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Come out of Mill Street, with the large building Milford Court, SK2168 : Milford Court, Buxton Road, Bakewell by Peter Barr on your right, and cross Buxton Road. Before the Ashford Turnpike exit from the town was built here, some buildings were demolished, so there could be a straight road, instead of the previous loop through Millford.

1820 Cottage, Spire Cottage and Hillside Cottage, and the railings SK2168 : 1820 Cottage, Spire Cottage and Hillside Cottage by Peter Barr
Imsworth Cottage, Gritston Cottage and Wainstones SK2168 : Imsworth Cottage, Gritston Cottage, Wainstones by Peter Barr
Church Cottage SK2168 : Church Cottage, North Church Street, Bakewell by Peter Barr
Numbers 25 and 26, and garden walls SK2168 : 25 and 26 North Church Street, Bakewell by Peter Barr
Jasmine Cottage, Green Lea, Bryn Cottage and Claverley House (and garden wall) SK2168 : Jasmine, Green Lea, Bryn Cottage, Claverley House by Peter Barr
The Limes SK2168 : The Limes, North Church Street, Bakewell by Peter Barr
Numbers 35, 36 and 37 SK2168 : 35, 36 and 37 North Church Street, Bakewell by Peter Barr

This view of North Church Street is from the church tower SK2168 : North Church Street, from Church tower by Peter Barr

You are now at Chantry House again, with a view of the top of North Church Street, from the church tower SK2168 : North Church Street, and Church Lane, Bakewell by Peter Barr


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