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Stanton by Youlgreave



  • 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 / 2540
1891 R.G. 12 / 2774


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stanton by Youlgreave 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

  • It is the opinion of historians that the Druids used this area for worship. Their opinion is supported by the number of stone circles found nearby.

  • It appears that there have been at least three Christian churches built here.

  • Of the original chapel of ease, little is known and nothing remains.

  • A second church was built in 1833 (or 1839) by William P. THORNHILL, then lord of the manor.

  • Holy Trinity Church was built in 1889.

  • The church seats 150. (Sources vary. The smaller number is reported.)

  • The is a photograph of the church at the Flickr webiste.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

  • All Things Winster - Dawn Scotting's blogspot - includes Stanton in the Peak parish records:
Type Years
Baptisms: 1840-1948
Marriages: 1875-1981
Burials: 1875-1942
  • The Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists and the Wesleyan Reformists each had a chapel here before 1857. These appear to have been in use in 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

"Part of the parish of Birchover was added and part of this parish transferred to the latter in 1934."
(Ref: The Place-Names of Derbyshire; K. Cameron, 1959).

The parish includes the hamlets of Stanton Lees, Pilhough and Congreave, which mainly consist of small farms.

You can see pictures of Stanton by Youlgreave which are provided by:



Historical Geography

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


  • The parish held its annual feast on the Sunday nearest to All Saints Day.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK241651 (Lat/Lon: 53.182442, -1.640834), Stanton by Youlgreave which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Youlgreave parish, Derbyshire, and became a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • In April, 1934, this parish exchanged 79 acres to Birchover Civil Parish in return for 105 acres it gained from them in a boundary re-alignment.
  • You may contact the local Stanton in Peak Parish Council concerning civic or political issues. They cannot help you with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1799.

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

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


    Year  Inhabitants
1881 762
1891 826
1901 851