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Earl Sterndale


  • HINE, Sheila - Around Longnor. Churnet Valley Books, 2007. Includes photographs and anecdotes from Earl Sterndale. ISBN 1-904546-47-1.



  • This hamlet 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 / 2540
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Earl Sterndale 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

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.

  • The church was originally built in the 14th century.

  • The church was rebuilt in 1828.

  • The church was destroyed by an errant German bomb in 1941.

  • The church was restored in 1952.

  • The church seats about 252.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1765.

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

  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides a transcription of the Earl Sterndale stone memorials from St Michael & All Angels Churchyard.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Earl Sterndale which are provided by:
"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]

You may also wish to read the Derbyshire Village Book entry.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Earl Sterndale 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 SK090670 (Lat/Lon: 53.199988, -1.866735), Earl Sterndale which are provided by:

Military History

  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides a photograph and a transcription of the War Memorial.

Politics and Government

  • This place was a hamlet and Chapelry in Hartington Middle Quarter parish in Derby county. Ther is no record of it becoming a modern Civil Parish.

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

  • The ecclesiastical parish of Earl Sterndale was formed from Hartington Middle Quarter in 1873.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.
  • The Earl Sterndale History Group meet in the Chapel on the first and third Thursdays of every month.