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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

Church Records

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"WHESTON, a hamlet in the parish of Tideswell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 1 mile W. of Tideswell."

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wheston 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 SK133764 (Lat/Lon: 53.284394, -1.801975), Wheston which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • Rosemary LOCKIE advises that "Whetstone" is an acceptable variant of the parish name (from "Place Names of Derbyshire").

  • Please note that there is a "Whetstone" parish in Leicestershire.

Politics and Government

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

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

  • The parish has no online connection to its Parish Council. Consider volunteering to help them out.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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