Over the centuries the name of the village has been listed variously as Chelmorton, Chilmorton, Chelmerten and Chelmarton. Chelmorton lies about four and a half miles south of Buxton and has several claims to fame. It is not only the highest village in Derbyshire but has the highest church and pub in the county of Derbyshire. Another unique feature is the distinct field pattern around the village, created when the medieval strips were enclosed. The pattern has remained virtually unchanged.…
CHELMORTON, a chapelry in the parish of Bakewell, in the hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 4 miles S.W. of Tideswell, and 7 W. of Bakewell. It is situated at the foot of a high hill. The inhabitants are principally engaged in the ribbon manufacture. Extract from 1868
Deep Dale close to Chelmorton with footpaths on to King Sterndale holds a rich package of rare plants in its steep sided limestone valley. Rare orchids can be found alongside cowslips and a huge variety of butterflies who feed on the fauna. Headed by the river Wye at Topley Pike the dale runs down with screes, rocky outcrops and steep grass banking’s. Designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and an SAC (Special Area of Conservation) it was acquired…
The plaque reads These troughs are the last remaining pair of seven, which were located down the west side of Main St. with one on the east side near Town End. The water originates from a spring at the foot of Chelmorton Low and originally ran as a stream known as Illy-Willy-Water. When the troughs  were installed, they were connected by gritstone channels to improve the flow, which ended at "Chelmorton Docks" before disappearing down a "swallet" at Town End.…
An annual village event is the Chelmorton Chase. A very tough championship fell race in September. There is over one thousand feet of ascent as the race covers five miles climbing high over the Low before returning down the Main Street. Buxton runner Andy Wilton holds the course record at thirty minutes thirty one seconds and villager Ian Hulse holds the locals' record. The 2004 winner was Kev Liley from Hathersage and Andy Wilton returned to win again in 2005.…
Every summer, the village holds a week of charitable fund-raising community events and the residents make a special effort to decorate their properties to accentuate the festival mood. In 2016 the Festival raised just over £2000 for the village - supporting the Church, Institute and the  Chelmorton Children's Charity.
The market town of Buxton holds a Carnival & Procession every summer. Chelmorton traditionally enters a float - often themed as the many faces of Elvis Presley - 2015 was a notable year !
Built in 1874, this former Methodist chapel is now a private residence, but is the venue of several annual village events hosted by the owners. Most notable is the Southern Ocean dinner in May. The Hall acts as host to the Buxton District Landrover Club Hollinsclough Shield scatter hunt and a summer ball is held at the hall most alternative years to help raise funds for local charity issues. A fund called Chelmorton Life was created to support activities in…