Chapel-en-le-Frith

Chapel-en-le-Frith
Geograph-2043001-by-Peter-Barr View of Chapel en le Frith.jpg
View of the town from Cowlow Lane
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Chapel-en-le-Frith.svg
Chapel-en-le-Frith parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population8,635 (Parish, 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK055806
Civil parish
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHIGH PEAK
Postcode districtSK23
Dialling code01298
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
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Chapel-en-le-Frith (/ˌæpəl ˌɒn lə ˈfrɪθ/) is a town and civil parish in Derbyshire, England.

Dubbed the "Capital of the Peak", as parts of the parish lie within the Peak District National Park, it was established by the Normans in the 12th century, originally as a hunting lodge within the Forest of High Peak. This led to the French-derived name Chapel-en-le-Frith ("chapel in the forest").[2] (It appears in an English form in a Latin record as 'Chapell in the ffryth', in 1401.[3]) The population at the 2011 census was 8,635.

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "A Brief History of the Parish". Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas: CP 40/561; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT2/H4/CP40no561/bCP40no561dorses/IMG_1202.htm (last entry, end of line 1)