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Beeley
 
Beeley Brook
Stream in Beeley
Beeley is a picturesque village in the Peak District, with 17th century gritstone cottages, rolling hills and babbling streams.
WHERE IS IT?
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FACTS
Beeley grit was famous for being particularly hard and was used to make grindstones.

This area was heavily populated in the Bronze Age and the moor is dotted with hut circles and tumuli, the most celebrated of which is Hob Hurst's House - an unusual square tumulus which is a scheduled national monument.

There is a bronze age barrow on Beeley Moor, which rises 1200 feet above the village.

The parish register dates back to 1538.

In 1785, one lady died on her way to be married AT St. Anne's Chuch!
    tiny Beeley lies at the southern edge of the Peak District National Park.

There is no village Post Office or shop, although a new village shop and tea room is due to open within the next few weeks.

The village has a pub, unsurprisingly called the Devonshire Arms, the village being one of Chatsworth’s estate villages.

Beeley Old Hall dates from the 17th century and is situated at the north eastern edge of the village.

The church of St. Anne's was renovated in the 19th Century but still retains a Norman doorway, a 14th century tower and contains memorials to the Cavendish family.

There is a school and outward bound centre for deaf children in the village.

The school used to be The Duke's Barn, built in 1791, and once housed the cart horses which provided transport for the Chatsworth estate.

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