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Elton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Elton, a parish in Derbyshire, under Mouldridge Hill, 1 mile NW of Winster, 5 miles SW of Rowsley, and 3½ from Darley railway station. Post town, Matlock Bath; money order and telegraph office, Winster. Acreage, 1464; population, 476. The living is a rectory in the diocese of South-well; net value, £120 with residence. Patrons, the Inhabitants. The church was built about 1812 on the site of the ancient church, and the interior repaired in 1879. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Reform chapels, and a reading-room. Lead and iron are found.

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 parishYoulgrave 
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.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Elton 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 Elton 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 districtDE4
Post TownMatlock