Middleton by Youlgreave

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

MIDDLETON, a chapelry, joint with Smerrill, in that part of the parish of YOULGRAVE which is in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 3 miles (S.S.W.) from Bakewell, containing, with Smerrill, 287 inhabitants. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyan Methodists. Extensive lead mines are now in operation near the village, which is situated on a hill abounding in limestone. Middleton is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40a.

SMERRILL, a chapelry, joint with Middleton, in that part of the parish of YOULGRAVE which is in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 5 miles (S.S.W.) from Bakewell. The population is returned with Middleton. It is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

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