Stoney MiddletonExtract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries
MIDDLETON (STONEY), a chapelry in the parish of HATHERSAGE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 5½ miles (N. by E.) from Bakewell, containing 635 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Hathersage, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £800 royal bounty, and £ 1000 parliamentary grant. The chapel, dedicated to St. Martin, was rebuilt in 1759, in the form of an octagon. There is a place of worship for Unitarians. A considerable quantity of limestone is burned here, and used for manure. This parish is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Chapel en le Frith every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.