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Welcome to Castleton Historical Society’s website

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7.30pm by Zoom.  The link for the meeting will be emailed to members and the room will be open for members to join from 7.15pm.
Our speaker, Stephen Rickerby, works internationally as a conservator of wall paintings.  He will use the wall painting fragments discovered at St Edmund’s Church in Castleton as the starting point for his presentation which will also explore the complex journeys taken by English ecclesiastical wall paintings in almost a thousand years of their history, and try to unravel their original meaning and intent from the tantalising fragments that now remain.  A fuller description of his work can be read here.

Future meetings:  It is hoped that talks from April will be held in person in the Peveril Centre and that it may also be possible to view them remotely, but at the moment this is work in progress.

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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museumis 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 and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment.  The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre

News

Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.