Bradbourne is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. The village is just outside the Peak District National Park, and is 5 miles north of Ashbourne.


All Saints Church, Bradbourne

Bradbourne parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population117 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK210526
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE6
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Bradbourne is also one of the 51 Thankful Villages of England, having suffered no losses during World War I. Even more impressively, they are one of 15 Doubly Thankful Villages because they again didn't lose any servicemen in World War II. It is the only village in Derbyshire to bear this title. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 116, increasing marginally to 117 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Bradbourne Hall is a 17th-century mansion house.

Bradbourne Mill to the south of the village is considered to be the oldest surviving watermill in Derbyshire; it was built in 1726 and continued in operation until the 1920s. The three-story mill had a unique system of twin overshot waterwheels some 12 feet (4 meters) in diameter, which were powered by the Bradbourne Brook. The waterwheels and mill pond were restored, as part of the renovation and conversion of the building for residential use in 2008.[2]


Bradbourne was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth thirty shillings.[3]

The village's parish church, All Saints' Church, Bradbourne, is the former Bradbourne Priory.


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. "Mills-restoration-scoops-an-award". Ashbourne News. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745

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