Hathersage Derbyshire Family History Guide

Hathersage is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Bamford Moor, Outseats, Stoke, and Bamford. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1627
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holmesfield
  • Bradfield
  • Eyam
  • Baslow
  • Fulwood
  • King Sterndale
  • Dore
  • Derwent

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HATHERSAGE, a village and a township in Bakewell district, and a parish partly also in Chapel-en-le-Frith district, Derby. The village stands on the river Derwent, in the midst of a mountainous tract, 2 miles S of the boundary with Yorkshire, and 10 N of Bakewell r. station; and has a post office under Sheffield, and a fair on the Friday after Old-Michaelmas day. The township includes the village, and extends far into the county. Pop., in 1851, 832; in 1861, 990. Houses, 197. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of wire drawing and needle manufacture, and the introduction of the manufacture of umbrella frames. Other articles akin to needles are made; and likewise millstones. A Danish camp is supposed to have been at Camp-Green, near the village. The parish contains also the chapelry of Stoney-Middleton, and the townships of Outseats, Bamford, and Derwent. Acres, 13,630. Real property, £10,421. Pop., in 1851, 2,106; in 1861, 2,391. Houses, 490. The property is much subdivided. Longshaw is a shooting box of the Duke of Rutland. Hathersage Hall was the seat of the Shuttleworths. Rocking stones are on the moors. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £180. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is later English; was well restored in 1851; consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and Lady chapel, with tower and handsome spire; and contains an ancient tomb of the Eyres. A spot in the churchyard was said to be the grave of Little John, the companion of Robin Hood; and is now marked by two upright stones, 9 feet apart; and remains of a human body were long ago exhumed from it, in a state of petrifaction. The chapelries of Stoney-Middleton, Bamford, and Derwent, are separate benefices. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, a national school, and charities £72.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Bakewell
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Eyam
Poor Law Union: Bakewell
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury