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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2541
1891 R.G. 12 / 2775


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Elton area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • This placer was for centuries a Chapelry to Youlgreave.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The chapel had been formerly dedicated to Saint Margaret.

  • The church was rebuilt on the same site in 1812 after the steeple fell onto the roof in 1800. It was at this time that the dedication was changed to All Saints.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the All Saints' Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1690.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of All Saints Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

  • The Primitive Methodist chapel was built here in 1843.

  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the Primitive Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2009.

  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1851.

  • The Wesleyan Reform chapel was built here in 1852.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"ELTON, a chapelry in the parish of Youlgreave, hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 1 mile N.W. of Winster, its post town, and 6 miles S. of Bakewell. It is situated at the base of Mouldridge Hill. Lead and small quantities of iron-ore are found here. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £98, in the patronage of the inhabitants. The church is a modern structure erected on the site of the old one, and is dedicated to All Saints. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and also schools. William Pole Thornhill, Esq., is lord of the manor. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1809."

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

Check out the Community Website.

Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the Elton Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2008. You should stop in at the hall and get a scehdule of current events.

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Historical Geography

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

Military History

  • The Traces of War website tells us that All Saints' churchyard has one Commonwealth War Grave from World War I and one from World War II.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Youlgreave parish in Derby county. It became a separate, modern Civil parish around 1838.

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

  • The parish was in the western division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1809.

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