|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Derbyshire, England|
|See also||Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England||ancient parish of which it was part|
|Wirksworth Hundred, Derbyshire, England||hundred in which it was located until 1866|
|Appletree Hundred, Derbyshire, England||hundred in which it was located after 1866|
|Belper Rural, Derbyshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1974|
|Amber Valley District, Derbyshire, England||administrative district covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Ashleyhay (Old English Enclosure at the ash-tree wood or clearing ) is a village and civil parish in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire, England, about five miles north-west of Belper. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 105.
Ashleyhay also hosts the local music festival appropriately named 'The Ashleyhay Festival' which contains a variety of local bands and draws in locals from all of Derbyshire for the event.
Wikipedia provides a copy of a map of the local area taken from an early 20th century Ordnance Survey.
Ashleyhay was originally a township in the ancient parish of Wirksworth in the Wirksworth Hundred of Derbyshire. Ashleyhay was transferred to Appletree Hundred when it became a civil parish in 1866.
It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Belper Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the Amber Valley District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)
- British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
- GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
- These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
Categories: Derbyshire, England | Ashleyhay, Derbyshire, England | Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England | Wirksworth Hundred, Derbyshire, England | Appletree Hundred, Derbyshire, England | Belper Rural, Derbyshire, England | Amber Valley District, Derbyshire, England