Great Longstone Community Website

Sunday, February 16


Longstone Local History Group

The Longstone Local History Group have a regular programme of events (usually in the Village Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of the month). They have published a number of booklets of local interest including Robert Thornhill's "Longstone Notes", "Aspects of 19th Century Longstone" and "Memories of The Second World War".

The group recently acquired a collection of magic lantern slides of people and places which we are trying to identify. Can you help? You can see the slideshow HERE.

During 2009 the group began Solving a Derbyshire Mystery and clicking on that link will take you to our diary page where you can find more information about that project to unearth the story of our local hillfort, Fin Cop.

There is a interesting collection of information about Longstone on the GENUKI website. Click Here to get straight through to a page full of links to Longstone related material.

Do you know PETER TURNER who used to live at ROWDALE TOLLBAR, but emigrated to Australia some time ago ... A relative of his who lives in France has recently contacted us because they would like to re-establish contact with him. Can you help?  

The Local History Group can be contact via Hilary Clarke c/o   

Parish Records

These are now kept at the Derbyshire County Council Records Office in Matlock. Their records state the following about St Giles:

GREAT LONGSTONE, St Giles (D2373) lncludes townships of Little Longstone, part of Wardlow, Rowland (from mid 19th century) and Hassop (from c1910).
Originally parochial chapelry in parish of Bakewell.
Became separate parish 1852. No entries for baptisms, burials 1743-1764, marriages 1740-1754

They have original records and microfilms which cover slightly different dates. The records include:
Original Registers in the DRO
Baptisms 1637-1742 1765-1955
Marriages 1637-1739 1755-1812 1817-1968
Banns of Marriage 1868-1926
Burials 1637-1742 1765-1880

Microfilms in the DRO
Baptisms 1637-1742 1765-1955
Marriages 1637-1739 1755-1812 1817-1943
Banns of Marriage 1868-1880
Burials 1637-1742 1765-1856
Source = Parish Register Guide (PDF file)