The Village and Blackwell’s Historical finds
Blackwell is a small ancient picturesque village also known as Blackwell-in-the-Peak. English Heritage discovered over 50 sites of Archaeological/Historical interest in the grounds of Blackwell Hall (an old working farm in the village) including a Romano British settlement dating from around 400 AD. Pre-Roman farming evidence dating around 3000 BC was also found here including a flint resharpening flake for tranchet axes, Saxon lyncbets and terracing.
The surrounding countryside
Blackwell is surrounded by incredible countryside. The popular beauty spots Miller’s Dale and Monsals Dale are nearby and here you will find the picturesque River Wye and a high limestone plateau around it. There are also several nearby cycle trails, the most popular being the Monsal Trail. Please refer to our Trails Guide for more information on the Monsal Trail and to our Walks Guide for a walk through Miller’s Dale and Monsal Head.
The Hamlet of Blackwell in the Peak has a very long history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Evidence of farming at Blackwell Hall goes back to neolithic times (3000 BC).