The churchyard being rather small, a new cemetery was laid out about a quarter mile away and opened in October, 1878.
"STONEY MIDDLETON is a chapelry, in the parish of Hathersage and hundred of High Peak, five miles E. from Tideswell, and four and a half N. from Bakewell. The houses forming the village are singular in their appearance, being scarcely distinguishable from the grey rocks which impend over them, and from which they appear to have been hewn. The church here is a small edifice, of octagonal form, remarkable for its neatness, erected principally at the expense of the Duke of Devonshire. It is dedicated to St. Mark: [Ed: No! St. Martin] the living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Vicar of Hathersage; the present incumbent is the Rev. Edward Parker. The lime works in this neighbourhood employ many of the inhabitants. The chapelry contained, in 1821, 635 inhabitants, but at the last census (1831) the number returned was only 479."
- "TO MANCHESTER, the Champion (from Nottingham) calls at the Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton every day at twelve o'clock; goes through Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley, Disley and Stockport.
TO NOTTINGHAM, the Champion (from Manchester) calls at the same Inn every day at twelve, goes through Baslow, Chesterfield and Mansfield."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Graham HOGG has a photograph of Stoney Middleton on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.
Stoney Middleton has a spring at the foot of a hill. The spring has been able to maintain a flow of water even when other springs have stopped flowing due to a drought.
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