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King Sterndale


  • Critchlow, Joyce - A History of King Sterndale, 'Church in the Market Place' Publications, 2009. No ISBN. Added 5 Apr 2009.


  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2545
1891 R.G. 12 / 2779


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the King 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 Christ.

  • The church was built in 1847.

  • The church has its own Website.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1851.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Buxton sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of King Sterndale which are provided by:
"KING'S STERNDALE, a hamlet in the parish of Bakewell, county Derby, 3 miles S.E. of Buxton, on the river Wye.

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

The little hamlet of King's Sterndale can only be reached by car from one direction off of the A515. The parish also contains the hamlets of Cowdale and Staden. Roger MAY provides a photograph of the base of the Market Cross on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which King 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 SK095721 (Lat/Lon: 53.245823, -1.859099), King Sterndale which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial stands near the side of the church in the churchyard.

Politics and Government

  • This Chapelry was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1894.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Buxton petty session hearings held on the last Saturday of each month.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1773.

  • As a result of the Poor Law Amenment reforms of 1834, the parish was in the Chapel en le Frith Poor Law Union.