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Archives and Libraries

Elton is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes a stop by the Duke of York every fourth Friday in the mid-morning.



N. CHADWICK has a photograph of the Churchyard, Church of All Saints on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2015.



  • The parish was in the Matlock sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2541
1891 R.G. 12 / 2775


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Elton area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • This placer was for centuries a Chapelry to Youlgreave.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The chapel had been formerly dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church was rebuilt on the same site in 1812 after the steeple fell onto the roof in 1800. It was at this time that the dedication was changed to All Saints.
  • The church seats 250.
  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the All Saints' Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1690.
  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of All Saints Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bakewell.
  • The Primitive Methodist chapel was built here in 1843.
  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the Primitive Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2009.
  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1851.
  • The Wesleyan Reform chapel was built here in 1852.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Matlock sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"ELTON, a chapelry in the parish of Youlgreave, hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 1 mile N.W. of Winster, its post town, and 6 miles S. of Bakewell. It is situated at the base of Mouldridge Hill. Lead and small quantities of iron-ore are found here. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £98, in the patronage of the inhabitants. The church is a modern structure erected on the site of the old one, and is dedicated to All Saints. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and also schools. William Pole Thornhill, Esq., is lord of the manor. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1809."

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

Check out the Community Website.

N. CHADWICK has a photograph of the Village Sign looking West on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2015. You can offer your artistic skills and marketing know-how in creating a new, more attractive alternative sign.

Neal THEASBY has a photograph of the Village Sign entering from the other side on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2017.

Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the Elton Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2008. You should stop in at the hall and get a schedule of forth-coming events. You can schedule your Family Re-union here.

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Elton to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



The Duke of York Public House enjoys a quiet moment on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2016 by Peter McDERMOTT.


Military History


Military Records

Private H. ALLISON of the 3rd Btln., Sherwood Foresters, died 21 Nov. 1916 and is buried in All Saints churchyard.

Private Sydney Aaron HULLEY of the 200 Field Coy. Royal Engineers, died 6 Dec. 1947 and is buried in All Saints churchyard. He was the son of John A. HULLEY and Lucy A. HULLEY; and the husband of Hilda HULLEY, Elton.


Names, Geographical

Elton was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Youlgreave parish in Derby county. It became a separate, modern Civil parish around 1838.
  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The parish was in the western division of the county.
  • You may contact the Elton Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they can NOT assist you with Family History searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Peak District Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings.
  • There is an index of one Elton Bastardy Paper held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Elton" from the list of parishes displayed.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1809.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.


A Public Elementary School (mixed and infants) was erected here in 1862 and was enlarged in 1875 and again in 1888 to hold 130 children.

N. CHADWICK has a photograph of Elton Primary School on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2015.