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Great Longstone, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Longstone, Great, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Bakewell parish, Derbyshire. The village stands on high ground, under a lofty range of hills called Longstone Edge, near the Derby to Manchester branch of the M.R., 3 miles NW by N of Bakewell; consists of one long-street, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Bakewell; telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage of township, 3045; population, 535. It has a parish council composed of six members. The manor and much of the land belong to the Duke of Devonshire. Longstone Hall is an ancient mansion at the W end of the village. The ecclesiastical parish includes also Little Longstone and Rowland townships, and part of Wardlow. Population, 718. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £17 9 with residence. Patron, the Vicarof Bakewell. The church is old, and was restored in 1873, when an organ was erected and a vestry added; comprises nave and chancel, LONGS-TONE, LITTLE with a battlemented western tower; and contains monuments of the noble family of Eyre. There is a Wesleyan 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 Great Longstone 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 Great Longstone 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 districtDE45
Post TownBakewell