Welcome to Needham Grange, a medieval manor and the ancestral seat of the Needham family.  It overlooks Dovedale near Buxton in the Peak District.  This web-site is for those interested in Needham family history, Derbyshire history, Cheshire history and, indeed, English history, and there is a surprise about very early American history.  Today, Needham Grange is the home of Francis Needham and his family.

You can find Needham Grange on the map of Derbyshire below.

Click on Needham Grange to read about it and the early days of the Needham family, and to see images of it now and photos of Derbyshire. Burke's Peerage have published a summary of these notes in their e-newsletter, ATAVUS, Issue 2, March/April, 2003.

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                                                                                                                        John Sellers' map of Derbyshire, 1740

We hope that you enjoy this site.  It will be updated as research continues.  If you wish to print it out use File/Page Setup/Landscape format.

For many more details about the family's history and genealogy, see Dr. Alastair Lack's excellent web-site,

For a general history web-site, see

Regrettably, we are not licensed for visitors to our home, but you can contact us at, and we welcome your comments.

Francis Needham researched and authored the text, took the photographs and built this web-site.
© Copyright 2002-2010 Francis Needham

20 December 2002
Updated with corrections and additions 20 February, 25/31 May, 10/29 June, 11 July 2003, 25 January, 16 October 2008, 30 January 2010.