PARWICH, which its inhabitants are adamant must be pronounced “paar-wich”, is one of the prettiest self-contained settlements in the whole of the Ashbourne area.
A wander round will reveal beautiful old buildings, a good primary school, a social club and a pub which incorporates a village shop.
The houses are built of local limestone and many stand around an open green, through which runs the stream which gave the village its name
The village lies in its own peaceful setting several miles from Ashbourne, accessed by a quiet country road and it is flanked by rocky hills and acres of mature farm land.
Considering its appearance as a beautifully preserved historic village, Parwich is bang up-to-date has one of the area’s busiest online communities, with many villagers regularly logging on to Parwich.org to stay up to date with news.
Among its claims to fame, it is the former home of the star of BBC medical drama Holby City, Tom Chambers, who went on to win the 2008 Strictly Come Dancing television series.