Peak District View - Panoramic views of the Peak District

» Home
» Featured Visits
» Wonders of the Peak
» Famous People
» About Us
» Subscribe
» Advertise with Us
» Things to Do
» Contact Us
» Random Visit
» Local Links
» Link to Us
» Site Information
» Site Map
» Getting Here
» News
» Visit Our Blog

Search the Peak District

Buy Antique Prints of
» The Peak District

And also :-
» Scotland
» Wales
» Ireland
» Devon
» Cornwall
» Yorkshire Dales
» Lake District
» London
» Channel Islands

Follow PDView on Twitter

Darley Abbey

Darley Abbey

Within walking distance of Derby City Centre is the remarkable factory village of Darley Abbey, created by the Evans Family from the 1780s onwards and including St Matthew's Church. Pause beside the River Derwent, within sight of one of the most complete early textile mill complexes.

Darley Abbey is a village of delightfully restored mill cottages, built in rows or around squares. It was originally an Augustinian priory, founded by Robert Ferrers, second Earl of Derby, around 1146. The Abbey became one of the most important in Derbyshire, but was surrendered as part of the Dissolution of Monastries, in 1538, and almost totally obliterated.

The church of St Matthew was built in 1818-19 by Moses Wood of Nottingham for Walter Evans. It is stone built, unaisled, with tall slender windows. The chancel was built 1885-91. It contains monuments to the Evans Family.

Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage

View Google Map


Weather Forecast

sykes small banner

Please click a thumbnail below to view panoramic photographs.


Accommodation - Self Catering
Peak Cottages

Zycomm Electronics Limited

Most Popular Places
Riber Castle
Air Crash Site
Woodhead Pass
Titan Cave System
Mam Tor

Recently Updated Places
Castleton Visitor C...
Castleton Museum
Farmers Markets
Castleton Farmers M...
Caudwell's Mill

Admin Login