Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

This evening, I am focusing on the northern English town of Bakewell which is located in the Derbyshire Dales, about 31 miles S.E. of Manchester.

Facts and information on Bakewell:

  • Market town with a history dating back to Saxon times, around 8th century AD.
  • Name has Old English provenance and means ‘Spring or stream of a man called Badeca.’
  • Population about 4000 persons.
  • Located on banks of River Wye.
  • Church dates from 9th century and impressive stone bridge over the river from 13th century. Both of these point to the commercial importance of Bakewell in the Early Medieval period.
  • Popular with tourists and close to Chatsworth House, also a popular visitor attraction.
  • Famous for being home of the Bakewell Pudding which is believed to have been made by accident in 1820 using a mixture of jam, egg and almond paste.
  • A market is held every Monday which attracts large numbers of visitors and local people.

Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell, England

Bridge Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

River Wye, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

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