Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St John the Baptist's Church, Chelmorton

Published in April 1997

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DESCRIPTION

Chelmorton, said to be the highest village in Derbyshire, is situated 5 miles south-west of Tideswell and 4½ miles south-east of Buxton. The one road of the village runs past limestone-built farms and cottages and ends abruptly with the church on one side with the Church Inn opposite. Beyond lie the steep slopes of Chelmorton Low at the summit of which two Bronze Age tumuli have been found. The area was at one time widely farmed, but only a few farms now remain and these are mainly dairy farms. Lead mining was also a second occupation for the farmers in years gone by. This is a stone wall area and the early strip field pattern can clearly be seen.

The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and situated on the highest point, looking over the village, dates from the 13th century. It was restored in 1574 when many of its old features were lost, but it still retains the 14th century chancel screen and the 15th century octagonal font. In the porch are to be seen several early sepulchral coffin lids, some of 12th century work. Outside the porch is the base of an old cross.

Once a chapelry of Bakewell, Chelmorton became a separate parish in the late 19th century and includes Flagg.

CHELMORTON REGISTERS: We hold a transcript of the registers 1575 - 1840 and will search for specific entries. The transcript, which has been indexed, is available for research by visitors to our Library. See How to Contact Us for further information.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

AL(L)COCKALLENANDREWSARDENARMETT
ARROWSMITHAUSTINBAGSHAWBAILEYBAINBRIDGE
BAKERBAMFORDBARBERBARKERBARROW
BATEMANBELFIELDBENNETTBESWICKBIRKS
BLANEYBLINSTONBOAMBONSALLBOSLEY
BOTTBRADBOURNBRADBURYBRAMWELLBRASSINGTON
BRERETONBROCKLEHURSTBULLBULLOCKBUNTING
BURTONBUXTONCANTRELLCARRINGTONCELLARS
CHAPMANCLARKCOATESCOOPERCOPE
CRAWEORDCRITCHLOWCULLENCUMMINGSDAKIN
DALEDAWSONDICK(E)INDIXONEDENSOR
EDGEFALKNERFARMERFARTHINGFIDLER
FINDLOWFINNEYFOSTERGALLOWAYGARLICK
GARRATTGIBBSGIBSONGLAZEBROOKGOODMAN
GOODWINGOULDGRINDEYGRINDLEYGROOBY
GYTEHADFIELDHALLAMHANDLEYHANKINSON
HANSLEYHARRISONHEALDHEATHCOTEHEINTZ
HILLHO(U)LMEHODGKINSONHOLMESHOWE
HULLOCKIBBOTSONJACKSONKEELINGKEY
KIDDKINGKIRKLEECHLINGARD
LOMASLONGDENLONGNORLOWEMARSDEN
MELLORMININSMORTENMORTIMOREMOSLEY
MURRAYMYCOCKNADINNAYLORNEEDHAM
OLDFIELDOLIVEROLLERENSHAWORANGEPARKER
PERCIVALPERKSPHILLIPSPICKFORDPLANT
PORTASPOTTERPOTTSPRINCEPURSGLOVE
RABYREADFERNREDFEARNREDFERNROBINSON
ROLLESTONSAINTEYSAMPSONSHAWSHEMWELL
SHIMWELLSIMPSONSKIDMORESLACKSMITH
SPENCERSTAFFORDSTONESUTCLIFFESWANN
SWINDELLTOOKETWIGGEWAINWAINWRIGHT
WARDLEWHEELDONWHITAKERWILDWILDE
WILLCOCKWILMOTWILSONWILTONWOOD
WOODWARDWRIGHTWYLDYEOMANS 

MONUMENTAL MASONS

ASHHULMEMETTAMMOUNSEYOLDFIELD
PERCIVALRENNIXTOFTWINTSHIMWELL

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