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Youlgreave or Youlgrave, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Youlgreave or Youlgrave, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies 4¼ miles SSW of Bakewell, and 4 from Rowsley station on the M.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bakewell. Acreage, 2398; population, 1164; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1375. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The parish contains six other townships. There are in the parish a complete Druidical circle and many barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is an ancient building in various styles, and was thoroughly restored in 1869-70, when several new windows were inserted. It consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and embattled tower, and contains interesting monuments and an ancient font. The chancel has been well restored. There are Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan, and Reformed Wesleyan chapels, and a reading-room.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishYoulgrave All Saints 
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 Youlgreave or Youlgrave 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 Youlgreave or Youlgrave are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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