Remotely situated amongst high hills in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park, Parwich is a largish, quiet and pleasant village with stone houses set around a village green and church. Population of Parwich in 1990 was around 500 inhabitants.
Parwich hall, with its terraced gardens is a 5 bay house with a projecting central bay. It is occasionally open to the public.
The church of St Peter was rebuilt in 1873 by Robinson of Derby, on a much older site possibly going back 800 years. It retains a Norman doorway and chancel arch and contains a fine carved tympanum over the west doorway, showing the lamb of god with a cross, a stag trampling on a serpent, a wolf, and other strange animals.
The Royston Grange Archeology Trail runs nearby and gives a remarkable insight into the areas history, with the remains of a Roman field system, Roman manor house and late medieval buildings. The trail starts at Minninglow car-park by the old railway bridge over the Parwich to Pikehall road.
Parwich village has a pub called the Sycamore Inn close to the church, which does bar snacks. Two former pubs called the Crown and the Wheatsheaf have been converted into cottages, but there a British Legion. The village retains a shop cum post office and a village school. Parwich also retains it's community spirit. As well as many church and school functions there are a number of local clubs and sports activities.
Holiday Accommodation near Parwich
Peak District Spa Rivendale B&B
Surrounded by the spectacular limestone scenery of the Peak District, Rivendale offers luxurious, new 4 star accommodation in picturesque stone buildings overlooking Eaton Dale - approximately equidistant between the charming villages of Tissington, Hartington & Parwich. The market towns of Buxton, Ashbourne, Matlock & Bakewell are a short drive away, as are Alton Towers, Chatsworth, Carsington Reservoir and many other popular attractions.
Directions for Parwich
To get to Parwich, take the A515 out of Ashbourne towards Buxton. After about 2 miles take a right turn onto the B5056. After a further 3 miles, turn left for Parwich. Roadside parking available near the church gate.
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