The village of Baslow and adjoining hamlet of Bubnell are in the stunning Peak District National Park, situated around a mile from the historic Chatsworth House and Gardens.
Baslow and Bubnell used to be two distinct villages, one either side of the River Derwent (which is not visible in the photo), but over the centuries, Baslow has increased in size.
Most most of the houses visible in the photo are an extension of this original village. Bubnell, on the other hand, has become smaller with only a few houses remaining, some are visible amongst the trees just behind the main village. Bubnell always had the better agricultural land, most of which can be seen extending as a large stretch of green up to the village boundary.
The name Bubnell comes from the Anglo Saxon name for “Bubba’s Hill”. Bubba was a local chieftain and his hill is near the centre of the photo. The small rectangles on the right are small plantations of different trees to form ‘E’ and ‘R’, which were first planted in the 1950s to celebrate the accession of Queen Elizabeth to the throne. Chatsworth park is in the foreground, with Longstone Edge in the background.
The village school, Baslow St Anne’s C of E School, is one of the best in the county and attracts children from Baslow and surrounding villages; its OFSTED reports are consistently excellent and the school provides a fantastic start to school life for each and every child.
Baslow and Bubnell, are generally referred to simply referred to as ‘Baslow’, and offer the perfect location for walking and hiking, biking and horse riding. The idyllic setting so close to Chatsworth House means that there is always something happening and is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, at any time of the year.