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The area was first settled in Anglo-Saxon times, around the 5th Century, when the land belonged to the kingdom of Mercia. The actual town grew around a parish church built here in 920 AD.
Today, Bakewell is known for its many well-preserved historic buildings: mainly Chatsworth House, All Saints Church, and Haddon Hall, among others. It is also renowned for its signature Bakewell pudding, its independent local businesses, lovely countryside, and tourism.
People Born in Bakewell
Bakewell in People's Lives
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Jane Eyre. We filmed at Haddon Hall.