Hope Valley Through Time

Hope Valley Through Time

Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

Castleton A History

Series: A History

Publication Date15th May 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations50

Height234

Width165

A fascinating new look at the history of this town in Derbyshire.
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ISBN
9781445639857

CASTLETON today is a busy tourist village at the west end of the Hope Valley in the Peak District. It lies in the valley bottom below the dramatic Peveril Castle surrounded by green hills and the Iron Age hill fort Mam Tor. An early pre-Norman Saxon settlement probably clustered about the entrance to Peak Cavern where there was shelter and clean water. Many talked about the seven wonders of the area such as the Peak Cavern or the 'Devils Arse'. The Norman castle from which the village takes its name is a defensive structure standing on a crag above the valley which overshadows the village. Castleton was an important town with a large market in Norman times but today, as a village, it has a population of only about 600.

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