"EARL STERNDALE, a hamlet in the parish of Hartington, hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 6 miles S. of Buxton, and 8 W. of Bakewell. It is situated near the river Dove, and, together with Hartington Middle Quarter, forms a chapelry. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £130, in the patronage of the Vicar of Hartington."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
Crowdecote is a hamlet in this parish, two miles south of Earl Sterndale village.
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John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72" tells us:
"EARL-STERNDALE, a chapelry in Hartington parish, Derby; on the river Dove, at the boundary with Stafford, 4¾ miles SSE of Buxton r. station, and 7½ W of Winster. It contains a hamlet of its own name; but is itself conterminate with Hartington-Middle-Quarter township. Post town, Hartington, under Ashborne. Real property, £3, 844. Pop., 326. Houses, 69. The living is a p. curacy in the dio. of Lichfield. Value, £130. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was rebuilt in 1828.
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