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Bamford

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Bodies of Water · Outdoor Activities · Biking Trails
Bamford is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, close to the River Derwent. To the north-east is Bamford Edge, and to the south-east the location of the water treatment works covering the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. Though locally Bamford is described as being in the Hope Valley, it is technically in the Upper Derwent Valley. According to the 2011 census it had a population (including Yorkshire Bridge) of 1,241.HistoryIts name is recorded in the Domesday Book as Banford, and likely came from Anglo-Saxon Bēamford = "tree-trunk ford".The parish church of St John the Baptist was built c. 1860. There are also Methodist and Catholic churches in the village.The village graveyard also contains some re-interred graves from the nearly villages of Derwent and Ashopton which were drowned following the creation of Ladybower Reservoir.Bamford water mill has been turned into flats but some of the original machinery still remains.
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