In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winster like this:
WINSTER, a township-chapelry, with a small decayed town, in Youlgreave parish, Derby; 2½ miles WSW of Darley r. station, and 4 W by N of Matlock. It has a post-office‡ under Matlock-Bath, and a fair on Easter Monday. Acres, 1,047. Real property, £3,570. Pop., 971. Houses, 225. ...
The property is much subdivided. Some curious ancient British relics were found in barrows in 1768. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £103. Patrons, the Inhabitants. The church is good; and there are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £25 a year, and charities £8.
Winster is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Winster itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winster in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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