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Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Earl Sterndale, an ecclesiastical parish formed from Hartington parish, Derbyshire, on the river Dove, at the boundary with Staffordshire, 5 miles SSE of Buxton railway station. There is a station at Hindlow in the parish, on the new line of the L. & N.W.R. from Buxton to Ashbourne. The parish contains the hamlet of Crowdycote, and the whole of Hartington Middle Quarter and a part of the Upper Quarter. It has a post office under Buxton; money order and telegraph office, Longnor. Population, 645. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church, dedicated to St Michael and All Angels, was rebuilt in 1828, -and thoroughly .restored in 1881. The parish is one of the largest in England, being upwards of 30,000 acres in extent.

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 parishHartington 
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 Earl Sterndale 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 Earl Sterndale 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