Place:Totley, Derbyshire, England

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NameTotley
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.31°N 1.54°W
Located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1934)
Also located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1934 - 1974)
Yorkshire, England     (1934 - )
South Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDronfield, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Scarsdale Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Norton Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1834-1974
Sheffield (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Totley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TOTLEY, a township in Dronfield parish, Derby; 3¼ miles WNW of Dronfield. Population: 396. Houses: 82. There is a Wesleyan chapel."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Totley is a suburb on the extreme southwest of the City of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England. Until 1934 it was located within the boundaries of the historic county of Derbyshire. Totley was amalgamated into the city of Sheffield in 1935, and is today part of the Dore and Totley electoral ward in the city, though it remains on the edge of the contemporary county boundary of Derbyshire. Totley had a population of 7,963 in 2011. Totley was shown at the 2011 UK census as being part of the ward of Dore and Totley.

At one time, Totley was one of the townships of Dronfield parish in the Hundred of Scarsdale, a sub-division of the county of Derbyshire. In 1934 Totley, along with Dore and Bradway became part of Hallam Ward, part of the City of Sheffield and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Totley. Includes description of Totley Hall and its owners through the centuries.

Research Tips

Address: 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SP
Telephone: +44(0)1142 039395
Email: archives@sheffield.gov.uk
  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. 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 the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date 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, Yorkshire West Riding, 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.
  • Map of the West Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of West Riding divisions in 1917 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time. In other counties, the map for 1900 has been used, but it is not coming up in Vision of Britain's list.
  • Map of West Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above three 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.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.

Finding maps of the Sheffield area has been difficult. The town of Sheffield covered a very large area very early. Whereas in other places settlements became individual parishes, around Sheffield the settlements were all merged into a single urban area. A website produced by the Rootsweb part of Ancestry has a couple of maps that may help.

  • A map of the Sheffield area circa 1990 without boundaries, but indicating many of the smaller places surrounding Sheffield itself.
  • Another indicating parish boundaries as far north as Ecclesfield and as far west as Upper Hallam may also be helpful.

Wikipedia has produced a "book" which is a compilation of all its articles about Sheffield.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Totley. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.