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  • GOULD, David - Then and Now and Odds and Ends of Chelmorton. Published by the Author, October 2008. No ISBN. Added 25 Oct 2008.

  • GOULD, David - A Short History of Chelmorton. Published by the Author, February 2008. No ISBN. Added 21 Feb 2008.



  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774


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Church History

  • This place was for centuries only a chapelry of ease to Buxton.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

  • The church was originally built in 1111.

  • The church was restored and re-opened in 1874.

  • The church seats 300.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1590 and is in good condition.

  • We have a small pop-up window of Parish Register marriages in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

  • There was a Primitive Methodist chapel here by 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"CHELMORTON, a chapelry in the parish of Bakewell, in the hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles S.W. of Tideswell, and 7 W. of Bakewell. It is situated at the foot of a high hill. The inhabitants are principally engaged in the ribbon manufacture. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £78, in the patronage of the Vicar of Bakewell. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a stone building with a fine spire, built in the year 1111."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The parish lies 7 miles west of Bakewell and 4.5 miles south-east of Buxton, It covered about 1,954 acres in 1857.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Chelmorton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Bakewell parish in county Derby. It was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1805.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.