The Society

CHS was founded in 1973 and became a registered charity in 1984.  It is a membership society, currently with around 50 members, providing a programme of events and undertaking research into the history of the Parish of Castleton.

info centre2CHS is also responsible for “The Castleton Museum”, an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS.

Castleton Visitor Centre  

The Museum Forward Plan for 2007/2012 gives details of the Museum’s registration, objectives & aims.

The Museum Forward Plan for 2007/2012

We regret that neither Castleton Historical Society nor St Edmund’s Church have resources to carry out research requests.  Some useful websites for researching family history are listed below.  Other links may be added from time to time so please visit again.

Derbyshire Records Office

National Archives family history guide

British Newspapers