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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

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



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