The Buxton-Ashford turnpike passed down Taddington’s long main street but fortunately the village is now by-passed by the modern A6. The old road was the route followed by Londoners on their way to take the waters at Buxton. Taddington had a coaching inn which also served the local lead mining community - ale was believed to give some protection from lead poisoning. An ancient stone shaft in Taddington churchyard is carved with Celtic designs and may have stood here for well over a thousand years. The church also has some fine memorial brasses.