Place:Normanton, Derbyshire, England

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NameNormanton
Alt namesNormanestunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 70
Normantunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 70
New Normantonsource: settlement in parish
Normanton-by-Derbysource: settlement in parish
Normanton by Derbysource: spelling variation
TypeChapelry, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.898°N 1.491°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoDerby St. Peter, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Derby, Derbyshire, Englandcounty borough and administrative district covering the area since 1897
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Normanton is an inner city suburb and ward of the city of Derby in Derbyshire, England, situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the city centre. Neighbouring suburbs include Littleover and Boulton. The original village of Normanton-by-Derby, which now forms the southern part of the suburb, dates back to the medieval period. As the Normanton area became rapidly urbanised in the 19th century, the New Normanton area to the north was developed for housing, linking the old village to Derby, into which it was eventually absorbed. The area is characterised by high density late 19th century terraced housing in New Normanton and mid-20th century housing estates elsewhere. The Normanton ward had a population of 17,071 in 2011.

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Normanton was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Derby St. Peter in the Morleston and Litchurch Hundred of Derbyshire, England.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Shardlow Rural District. Since 1928 it has been part of the county borough and unitary authority of Derby.

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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