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Longstone Derbyshire Family History Guide

Longstone is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1830 from chapelry in Bakewell Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Great Longstone, Great Longstone with Holme

Other places in the parish include: Little Longstone, Little Longstone with Monsal dale, Wardlow, and Great Longstone and Holme. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1637
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1666

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sheldon
  • Taddington
  • Tideswell
  • Eyam
  • Ashford
  • Stony Middleton
  • Baslow
  • Bakewell
  • King Sterndale

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LONGSTONE (GREAT), a village, a township, and a chapelry in Bakewell parish, Derby. The village stands on high ground, under a lofty range of hills, called Longstone Edge, near the Derby and Buxton railway, 3 miles NW by N of Bakewell; consists of one long street; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Bakewell. The township bears the name of Great Longstone-with-Holme. Real property, £5,292; of which £990 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 564; in 1861, 683. Houses, 130. The increase of pop. arose from the temporary presence of labourers at the forming of the railway. The manor and much of the land belong to the Duke of Devonshire. Longstone Hall, an ancient mansion at the W end of the village, is the seat of T. Gregory, Esq. Holme Hall is the residence of T. J. Gisborne, Esq. The chapelry includes also Little Longstone township, and part of Wardlow. Pop., 925. Houses, 173. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £190. Patron, the Vicar of Bakewell. The church is old; comprises nave and chancel, with a small tower; and contains monuments of the noble family of Eyre. There are two dissenting chapels, respectively in Great Longstone and Little Longstone; and there is a commodious school, built in 1862, and endowed with £25 a year.

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 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Bakewell
Poor Law Union: Bakewell
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury