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Stanton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Stanton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Youlgreave parish, Derbyshire, 2 miles SW of Rowsley railway station, and 3½ SSE of Bakewell. The village has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Rowsley. The township includes Stanton Leys and two detached parts situated between Birchover and Harthill. Acreage, 1928; population, 826. There is a parish council of six members and a chairman. The manor with Stanton Hall belongs to the Thornhill family. Stanton Hillside, Pilhough, and Congreave are also places in the township. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1876. Population, 893. The living is a perpetual curacy, united with Rowton or Birchover, in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £270 with residence. The church was built in 1839, is a cruciform building, consisting of chancel, nave, transept, S porch, and a tower with spire. There are Reformed Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels at Stanton, and a small Reformed Wesleyan chapel at Stanton Leys.

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 
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 Stanton 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 Stanton 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:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE15
Post TownBurton-On-Trent