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Middleton and Smerrill, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Middleton and Smerrill, a joint township in Youlgreave parish, Derbyshire, 5 miles SSW of Bakewell, 4½ from Rowsley station on the M.R., and 3 from Parsley Hay station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Youlgreave, under Bakewell. Acreage, 2956; population, 176. Middleton Hall is the seat of the Bateman family, and was the residence of the late Mr T. Bateman, who investigated the antiquities of the county and formed a large museum. Arborlowes Ring is a complete Druidical circle, and there are many barrows in which Celtic relics have been found. There are a chapel of ease and Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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