History of Whatstandwell


Birth, Marriage, Death records for residents of the Whatstandwell, Crich Carr and Coddington area can be found here
Crich Parish website

Records of local men who served in the Great War 1914-1918 can be found here:
Crich Parish in WW1

Lots of local history, photographs and genealogical information on local residents can be found on John Palmer’s Wirksworth site
Wirksworth website

Family history for the name LYNAM across Derbyshire
lynamhistory.uk website


Village name
How the village name came about
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Whatstandwell Bridge Station drinking fountain
There is a drinking fountain at the site of the original Whatstandwell Bridge railway station, behind what is now called the Derwent Hotel (once the Bulls Head).
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The first Whatstandwell railway station
The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midlands Junction Railway opened its only section of line from Ambergate to Rowsley on 4th June 1849.
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History of Whatstandwell Station
A brief history of Whatstandwell stations
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Memories of Whatstandwell Station 1
Recollections by William E Glossop
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Memories of Whatstandwell Station 2
Recollections by A.C. Phillips (past station-master)
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Whatstandwell Station staff 1859–1866
From Glynn Waite’s records
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Whatstandwell Station staff 1871–1908
Article by Glynn Waite
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History of the footpath to Whatstandwell Station
Article by Prof. Jim Eggleston
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Railway telegraph facilities
History of the local railway telegraph facilities by Glynn Waite, Tony Overton and Andrew Emmerson
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History of Whatstandwell Post Office
A brief history of Whatstandwell Post Office
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Betty Kenny’s Tree
In Shining Cliff Woods, near Whatstandwell, are the remains of an ancient Yew tree known as the Betty Kenny Tree
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Hurt sisters stone seats
The Hurt sisters provided stone seats for the easement of Whatstandwell residents walking to Crich church
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Coddington Farm at Crich Carr
A brief history by N Billing
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Green’s Edwardian Tea Rooms at Whatstandwell
A brief history of the Tearooms at Crich Carr by Peter Patilla
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Whatstandwell Coffee House and Reading Rooms 1
A brief history of Florence Nightingale’s Reading Rooms and coffee house
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Whatstandwell Coffee House and Reading Rooms 2
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History of “Stone House”, Crich Carr
A history of Stone House by Mrs N Billing and Mrs F Raphael
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Dawbarn’s fires of 1909 and 1936
Articles about the great fires of 1909 and 1936
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Unbuilt turnpike between Holloway and Whatstandwell 1829
Plans of the proposed turnpike  to replace Bracken Lane and Robin Hood.
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Coronation Celebrations 1911
Newspaper report of Whatstandwell celebrations for George V.
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Whatstandwell in 1972
Derbyshire Advertiser article 3rd June 1972
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Whatstandwell landslip of 1897
Derby Mercury reported on the great Whatstandwell landslip near the Midland Railway
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Newspaper snippets
News items through the years
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