Youlgreave Derbyshire Family History Guide

Youlgreave is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Stanton, Middleton and Smerrill, and Birchover are chapelries of Youlgreave. 

Alternative names: Youlgreave with Middleton

Other places in the parish include: Youlgreave with Alport and Gratton. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Elton
  • Biggin
  • Middleton and Smerrill
  • Brassington
  • Bakewell
  • Monyash

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YOULGREAVE, a township and a parish in Bakewell district, Derby. The township lies 4½ miles SSW of Bakewell r. station; contains a village of its own name; and has a post-office under Bakewell. Real property, £6,189; of which £1,291 are in mines. Pop., 1,230. Houses, 264. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The parish contains six other townships, and comprises 12,200 acres. Pop., 3,738. Houses, 838. The property is much subdivided. Lombardale Hall is. the seat of the Bateman family, and contains a large museum of local antiquities. There are, in the parish, a complete Druidical circle and many barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £210. Pattron the Duke of Devonshire. The church is ancient. The rectory of Elton and the vicarage of Winster are separate benefices. There are four dissenting chapels, a reading room, and an endowed school 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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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