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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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chelmorton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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

You can see pictures of Chelmorton which are provided by:
"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.



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.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK115700 (Lat/Lon: 53.226907, -1.829203), Chelmorton which are provided by:

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.