Bakewell is a tiny market community and also civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, known for a regional confection, Bakewell pudding. It lies on the River Wye, regarding 13 miles (21 kilometres) south-west of Sheffield. In the 2011 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,949. The town is close to the traveler attractions of Chatsworth House as well as Haddon Hall. Although there is proof of earlier negotiations in the location, Bakewell itself was most likely founded in Anglo Saxon times, when Bakewell was in the Anglian kingdom of Mercia. The name Bakewell suggests a springtime or stream of a man named Badeca (or Beadeca) as well as originates from this personal name plus the Old English wella. In 949 it was Badecanwelle and in the 11th century Domesday Book it was Badequelle. Bakewell Church Church, a Grade I listed building, was founded in 920 and has a 9th-century cross in the churchyard. Today church was constructed in the 12th-- 13th centuries however was virtually rebuilt in the 1840s by William Flockton. By Norman times Bakewell had obtained some value: the town as well as its church (having 2 priests) are stated in the Domesday Book and also a motte and bailey castle was integrated in the 12th century. In the very early 14th-century, the vicar was terrorised by the Coterel gang, who evicted him and confiscated the church's cash at the instigation of the canons of Lichfield Cathedral. A market was developed in 1254 and Bakewell developed as a trading centre. The Grade I-listed five-arched bridge over the River Wye was built in the 13th century as well as is among the few enduring remnants of that period. Another Grade I-listed bridge, Holme Bridge, was constructed in 1664 as well as crosses the Wye on the north-eastern outskirts of the town. A chalybeate springtime was discovered and also a bath home built in 1697. This led to an 18th-century quote to create Bakewell as a spa town in the manner of Buxton. Construction of Lumford Mill by Richard Arkwright in 1777 was followed by the rebuilding of much of the community in the 19th century.