Place:Winster, Derbyshire, England


Alt namesWinsternesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 71
Coordinates53.133°N 1.633°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
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Winster is a village in the English Derbyshire Dales about from Matlock and from Bakewell at an altitude of approx . It was formerly a centre for the lead mining industry. The village, which lies within the Peak District National Park, has a large number of listed buildings, including the Market House open daily as a National Trust information point. Its current population is about 630; the village has a primary school, three churches, two pubs, and a village shop (owned by the community) which includes a Post Office. Winster was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 when it was owned by Henry de Ferrers.

A workhouse at Bank Top was opened in 1744. It had a rule that forbade any relief outside of the workhouse. By the 1770s it could house 40 inmates.

Winster Market House was the National Trust's first property in the Peak District and was acquired in 1906.

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