Combs, Derbyshire

Combs is a small village in Derbyshire, England, in the civil parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and the Peak District National Park.

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Combs from the west, with Castle Naze hillfort and the plateau of Combs Moss in the background
Combs is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population100 [citation needed]
OS grid referenceSK042786
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHIGH PEAK
Postcode districtSK23
Dialling code01298
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′18″N 1°56′13″W / 53.3051°N 1.937°W / 53.3051; -1.937Coordinates: 53°18′18″N 1°56′13″W / 53.3051°N 1.937°W / 53.3051; -1.937

The village is bounded to the east, west and south by gritstone edges and moorland, the highest of which is Black Edge (507 m (1,663 ft)). To the north the embankment of the Buxton to Stockport railway separates it from Combs Reservoir. To the east is Castle Naze, a prehistoric settlement site.

The village has a pub, the Beehive Inn,[1] and infant school.[2][3]

Combs resident Herbert Frood developed a vehicle brake pad and in 1897 founded the company Ferodo. The village was also home to journalists and authors Crichton Porteous and Peggy Bellhouse.

Old Brook House and its barn, close to the Beehive public house, is a listed building.[4][5] Parts of iti date from the 17th and 18th centuries, as does Marsh Hall closer to Chapel-en-le-frith.


  1. ^ "Home page". The Beehive Inn. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Combs Infant School". Ofsted. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  3. ^ School Official Website Archived 2004-05-20 at
  4. ^ Historic England. "Old Brook House (Grade II) (1263667)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Barn at Brook House Farm (Grade II) (1140153)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 March 2019.

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