Place:Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates53.069°N 1.313°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Greasley, Nottinghamshire, Englandcivil parish in which it was located until 1896
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1896-1974
Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"BRINSLEY, or Brunsley, a hamlet and a chapelry in Greasley parish, Notts. The hamlet lies on the river Erewash, the Nottingham canal, and the Midland railway, near High-Park, 7 miles SE by S of Alfreton; and has a post office, of the name of Brinsley, under Alfreton. Population: 1,139; chiefly stocking makers and colliers. The chapelry till very recently was annexed to the vicarage of Greasley, but is now a separate benefice. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £133. Patron: the Duke of Newcastle. The church was built in 1862. There are two Wesleyan chapels.

Brinsley was made into a separate civil parish in 1896. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Brinsley is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. The church of St James was built in 1837–38 from Mansfield stone, the chancel being added in 1877. The village is split into two sections, Old Brinsley which is within the Borough of Broxtowe and New Brinsley which is in the Ashfield District. At the 2011 UK census the population of this parish was 2,327.

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