Place:Derbyshire, England

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NameDerbyshire
Alt namesDBYsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Derbysource: Family History Library Catalog
Derbyssource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53.017°N 1.533°W
Located inEngland
See alsoGreater Manchester, Englandabsorbed a small amount of territory in 1974
South Yorkshire, Englandabsorbed a small amount of territory in 1974
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Burton upon Trent ( - 1888 )
Derby
Borough (municipal)
Burton upon Trent ( - 1888 )
Buxton
Chesterfield
Glossop
Ilkeston
Chapelry
Alderwasley
Alkmonton
Alvaston
Atlow
Beauchief ( - 1934 )
Boulton
Codnor with Loscoe
Cromford
Dore ( - 1934 )
Eaton and Alsop
Hognaston
Kniveton
Little Eaton
Middleton by Wirksworth
Normanton
Osmaston by Ashbourne
Osmaston by Derby
Parwich
Quarndon
Tissington
Twyford and Stenson
City district
Osmaston by Derby
Civil parish
Alderwasley
Aldwark
Alkmonton
Alvaston
Arleston and Sinfin
Ash
Ashbourne
Ashleyhay
Ashover
Atlow
Ballidon
Barrow upon Trent
Barton Blount
Beauchief ( - 1934 )
Beighton ( - 1967 )
Biggin by Hulland
Bonsall
Boulton
Boylestone
Bradbourne
Bradley
Brailsford
Burbage
Callow (near Wirksworth)
Carsington
Chilcote ( - 1897 )
Clifton and Compton
Codnor Park
Codnor with Loscoe
Crich
Cromford
Dale Abbey
Darley Abbey
Darley Dale
Denby
Derby All Saints
Derby St. Alkmund
Derby St. Michael
Derby St. Peter
Derby St. Werburgh ( - 1897 )
Dethick Lea and Holloway
Dore ( - 1934 )
Dronfield
Eaton and Alsop
Edlaston with Wyaston
Egginton
Elvaston
Fenny Bentley
Hartington Middle Quarter
Hartington Nether Quarter
Hartington Town Quarter
Hartington Upper Quarter
Hartington
Hognaston
Hopton and Griffe Grange
Horsley Woodhouse
Horsley
Hulland Ward Intakes ( - 1934 )
Hulland Ward
Hulland
Ible
Idridgehay and Alton
Ivonbrook Grange
Kilburn
Kirk Ireton
Kniveton
Lea Hall
Litchurch
Little Eaton
Ludworth ( - 1936 )
Mapleton
Matlock
Measham ( - 1897 )
Mellor ( - 1936 )
Middleton by Wirksworth
Newton Grange
Norbury and Roston
Normanton
Offcote and Underwood
Osmaston by Derby
Over Seal and Nether Seal ( 1889 - )
Packington ( 1897 - )
Parwich
Quarndon
Ravenstone with Snibston ( - 1897 )
Shipley
Somersal Herbert
Stretton en le Field ( - 1897 )
Sturston
Tansley
Taxal ( 1936 - )
Tissington
Totley ( - 1934 )
Twyford and Stenson
Upper Langwith
Wensley and Snitterton
Wessington
Willesley ( - 1897 )
Wirksworth
Yeldersley
District municipality
Amber Valley District ( 1974 - )
Bolsover District ( 1974 - )
Chesterfield District ( 1974 - )
Derbyshire Dales District ( 1974 - )
Erewash District ( 1974 - )
High Peak District ( 1974 - )
North East Derbyshire District ( 1974 - )
South Derbyshire District ( 1974 - )
Extra parochial area
Codnor Park
Darley Abbey
Hamlet
Ash
Callow (near Wirksworth)
Croxall ( - 1895 )
Ivonbrook Grange
Lea Hall
Nether Seal ( 1889 - )
Newton Grange
Hundred
Appletree Hundred
High Peak Hundred
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred
Repton and Gresley Hundred
Scarsdale Hundred
Wirksworth Hundred
Inhabited place
Abbot's Chair
Abney
Acresford
Alfreton
Allenton
Allestree
Ambergate
Ashford in the Water
Aston on Trent
Aston
Bakewell
Bamford
Barber Booth
Barlborough
Barlow
Baslow
Beeley
Beighton Hill
Belper
Birch Vale
Birchinlee
Birchover
Blackwell
Bolsover
Boythorpe
Bradwell
Bramley
Brampton
Brassington
Breadsall
Breaston
Bretby
Brimington
Brizlincote
Broadlowash
Bubnell
Burnaston
Buxton
Buxworth
Caldwell
Calke
Calver
Castle Donington ( - 1897 )
Castleton
Chaddesden
Chapel Milton
Chapel en le Frith
Charlesworth
Chellaston
Chelmorton
Chesterfield
Chinley
Chisworth
Chunal
Church Broughton
Clay Cross
Clowne
Coldeaton
Combs
Conksbury
Coton in the Elms
Cowley
Coxbench
Creswell
Derby
Donisthorpe ( - 1897 )
Dove Holes
Doveridge
Draycott
Duffield
Eaton Dovedale
Eckington
Edale
Edensor
Ednaston
Ellastone
Elmton
Elton
Etwall
Eyam
Fairfield
Fernilee
Findern
Flagg
Foremark
Foston
Gamesley
Glapwell
Glossop
Great Cubley
Great Hucklow
Great Longstone
Great Rowsley
Greenhill Lane
Grindleford
Hadfield
Hanson Grange
Hardstoft
Harthill
Hartshorne
Hasland
Hassop
Hathersage
Hatton
Hayfield
Heage
Heanor
Heath
Hilton
Holbrook
Hollington
Hollins
Hope
Hungry Bentley
Ilkeston
Ingleby
Ironville
Kedleston
Killamarsh
King Sterndale
Kirk Langley
Langley
Leam
Linton
Little Cubley
Little Hucklow
Little Longstone
Littleover
Litton
Long Duckmanton
Long Eaton
Longdendale
Ludworth ( - 1936 )
Lullington
Mackworth
Makeney
Mapperley
Markeaton
Marston upon Dove
Matlock Bath
Measham ( - 1897 )
Meersbrook
Melbourne
Mellor ( - 1936 )
Mickleover
Middle Handley
Middleton by Youlgreave
Milford
Milton
Monyash
Morley
Morton
Mosborough
Mugginton
Nether Handley
New Mills
New Whittington
Newbold
Newhall
Newton Solney
Newton
Newtown
North Wingfield
Oakthorpe ( - 1897 )
Ockbrook
Ogston
Old Whittington
One Ash Grange Farm
Osleston
Over Haddon
Over Seal ( 1889 - )
Owlcotes
Padfield
Palterton
Peak Cavern
Peak Dale
Peak Forest
Pentrich
Pilsley
Pinxton
Pleasley
Priestcliffe
Radbourne
Rattle
Renishaw
Repton
Ripley
Risley
Rodsley
Rosliston
Rowland
Rowthorn
Sandiacre
Sapperton
Sawley
Scarcliffe
Scropton
Sedsall
Shardlow
Shatton
Sheldon
Shirebrook
Shirland
Shirley
Shottle
Slackhall
Smalley
Smisby
Snitterton
Somercotes
South Normanton
South Wingfield
Sparrowpit
Spondon
Stainsby
Stanley
Stanton by Bridge
Stanton by Dale
Stanton in the Peak
Staveley
Stoney Middleton
Stony Houghton
Stretton
Sudbury
Sutton Scarsdale
Sutton on the Hill
Swadlincote
Swanwick
Swarkeston
Swarkestone
Taddington
Tapton
Temple Normanton
Thornhill
Thornsett
Thorpe
Thurvaston
Tibshelf
Ticknall
Tideswell
Tintwistle
Trusley
Tunstead Milton
Tupton
Ufton Fields
Upper End
Wadshelf
Walton upon Trent
Walton
West Hallam
Weston Underwood
Weston upon Trent
Whitwell
Whitwick ( - 1897 )
Williamthorpe
Willington
Wingerworth
Winshill
Winster
Woodhead
Wormhill
Yeaveley
Youlgreave
Parish
Calow (near Chesterfield)
Dalbury Lees
Heanor
Parish (ancient)
Ashbourne
Ashover
Barrow upon Trent
Barton Blount
Beighton ( - 1967 )
Bonsall
Boylestone
Bradbourne
Bradley
Brailsford
Burton upon Trent ( - 1888 )
Carsington
Crich
Dale Abbey
Darley Dale
Denby
Derby All Saints
Derby St. Alkmund
Derby St. Michael
Derby St. Peter
Derby St. Werburgh ( - 1897 )
Dronfield
Edlaston with Wyaston
Egginton
Elvaston
Fenny Bentley
Hartington
Hognaston
Horsley
Ibstock ( - 1897 )
Kirk Ireton
Kniveton
Mapleton
Matlock
Norbury and Roston
Somersal Herbert
Taxal ( 1936 - )
Upper Langwith
Whitwick ( - 1897 )
Wirksworth
Registration district
Amber Valley Registration District ( 1994 - )
Ashbourne Registration District ( 1837 - )
Ashby de la Zouch Registration District
Bakewell Registration District ( 1939 - )
Belper Registration District ( 1837 - 1994 )
Chapel en le Frith Registration District ( 1838 - 1974 )
Chesterfield Registration District
Derby Registration District ( 1837 - )
Erewash Registration District ( 1997 - )
Glossop Registration District ( 1898 - 1974 )
Hayfield Registration District ( 1838 - 1938 )
High Peak Registration District (early) ( 1837 - 1838 )
High Peak Registration District (late) ( 1974 - )
Ilkeston Registration District ( 1898 - 1937 )
Matlock Registration District ( 1837 - 1838 )
Repton Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Shardlow Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
South Derbyshire Registration District ( 1997 - )
Swadlincote Registration District ( 1974 - 1997 )
Rural district
Appleby Rural ( 1894 - 1897 )
Ashbourne Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bakewell Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Belper Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Blackwell Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chapel en le Frith Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chesterfield Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Clowne Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Croxall Rural ( 1894 - 1895 )
Glossop Dale Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Hartshorn and Seals Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Hayfield Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Norton Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Repton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Shardlow Rural ( 1894 - 1959 )
South East Derbyshire Rural ( 1959 - 1974 )
Sudbury Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Settlement
Arleston and Sinfin
Offcote and Underwood
Suburb
Beauchief ( - 1934 )
Beighton ( - 1967 )
Boulton
Dore ( - 1934 )
Ludworth ( - 1936 )
Meersbrook
Normanton
Osmaston by Derby
Totley ( - 1934 )
Township
Aldwark
Alkmonton
Ashbourne
Ashleyhay
Ashover
Ballidon
Barrow upon Trent
Biggin by Hulland
Clifton and Compton
Crich
Darley Dale
Dethick Lea and Holloway
Hartington Middle Quarter
Hartington Nether Quarter
Hartington Town Quarter
Hartington Upper Quarter
Hopton and Griffe Grange
Horsley Woodhouse
Hulland Ward Intakes ( - 1934 )
Hulland Ward
Hulland
Ible
Idridgehay and Alton
Kilburn
Litchurch
Middleton by Wirksworth
Shipley
Sturston
Tansley
Totley ( - 1934 )
Wensley and Snitterton
Wessington
Whaley Bridge ( 1936 - )
Yeldersley
Unitary authority
Derby (city) district ( 1974 - )
Derby
Unknown
Abbeydale St. John
Ashopton
Ault Hucknall
Beard
Bearwardcote
Bolehill
Bondary
Borrowash
Brackenfield
Brough and Shatton
Brushfield
Castle Gresley
Catton
Cauldwell
Chatsworth
Church Gresley
Cubley
Curbar
Cutthorpe
Derby Hills
Derwent
Dinting Vale
Dinting
Drakelow
Elmton with Cresswell
Foolow
Froggatt
Furnace
Furness Vale
Grassmoor
Gratton
Great Barlow
Green Bank
Grindlow
Hallam Fields
Hartshorn
Hazlebadge
Hazlewood
Higham
Highlow
Holme
Hoon
Hope Woodlands
Hopwell
Kings Sterndale
Kirk Hallam
Lea Brooks
Long Lane
Longford
Low Leighton
Marston Montgomery
Mercaston
Nether Haddon
Nether Padley
Norton Lees
Norton
Offerton
Osleston and Thurvaston
Outseats
Pilsley (near Chesterfield)
Pinxton Wharf
Pleasley Vale
Ravensdale Park
Riddings
Ridgeway
Rowarth
Scarcliff
Shottle and Postern
Sinfin Moor
Smerril
Stanley Common
Stanton and Newhall
Stanton
Stapenhill
Stoke
Stonebroom
Stonegravels
Sutton cum Duckmanton
Taddington and Priestcliffe
Trent
Turnditch
Wardlow
Whaley Thorns
Whestone
Whitfield
Whittington
Wilne
Wilsthorpe
Windley
Woodland Eyam
Woodthorpe
Woodville
Urban district
Alfreton
Alvaston
Ashbourne
Bakewell
Baslow and Bubnell ( 1894 - 1974 )
Belper
Bolsover
Bonsall
Brampton and Walton
Dronfield
Heanor
Ibstock ( - 1897 )
Matlock
Ripley
Wensley and Snitterton
Whaley Bridge ( 1936 - )
Wirksworth
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: The introduction to the following article describes the organization of Derbyshire since 1974 when there was a nationwide reorganization of English counties and the municipalities within them.


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Derbyshire (abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the east midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts Farm, near Coton in the Elms, as the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain.

The city of Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. The non-metropolitan county contains 30 towns with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. There is a large amount of sparsely populated agricultural upland: 75% of the population live in 25% of the area.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Derbyshire. The sub-articles entitled Economics and Governance cover time from the 13th century onward. The History section deals with the earlier eras.

Research Tips

  • 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.
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