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Chelmorton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Chelmorton, a township and ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire, near the Buxton railway, 4 miles ESE of Buxton, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Buxton. The parish includes the township and manor of Flagg. Acreage of township, 2028; population, 269; of ecclesiastical parish, 445. A barrow 240 feet in circuit was opened here in 1782. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Bakewell. The church is old, with traces of Saxon and Norman work, and has a fine spire, and was restored and reopened in 1874. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishBakewell 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionBakewell 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chelmorton from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Chelmorton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK17
Post TownBuxton