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Stanton in Peak Cemetery, Stanton in Peak, Youlgreave
Stanton in Peak Cemetery,
Pilhough Lane,
Stanton in Peak, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1875, and we understand it is still open.

Stanton in Peak, as recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1912, is a village and parish, 2 miles south-west from Rowsley station on the Manchester line of the Midland railway, 4 miles south-east from Bakewell, and 8 miles from Matlock. [The Midland railway had not yet become part of the London, Midland and Scottish railway]

Also mentioned are Stanton Hall, the seat of the Thornhill family - "a fine mansion, with several handsome terraces, and grounds laid out with much taste ... the park contains about 130 acres, adorned with fine timber and stocked with deer ... the carriage drive is 1¾ miles in length", Stanton Woodhouse - "an ancient mansion in the Elizabethan Style, situated on an elevation and commanding a considerable view"; and Stanton Hill Side - "is part of Birchover Street". Hamlets Pilhough, Stanton Lees and Congreave were also said to belong to the township.

The Cemetery is on the opposite side of Main Road to Holy Trinity Church, and separated from it by other properties. It does not appear to have its own chapel.

It is described in various Kelly's Directories as "1½ acres" (1895), and "about 1 acre" (1912 and 1932).


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SK2421364335. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 11 Jan 2015 at 11:42.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:33:57 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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