Place:Derby St. Alkmund, Derbyshire, England

NameDerby St. Alkmund
Alt namesLittle Chestersource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.9268°N 1.4786°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoMorleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Derby, Derbyshire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1897
source: Family History Library Catalog

Parish Registers from 1538; Bishops Transcripts from 1662

Derby St. Alkmund parish covered the northern part of the city of Derby with Mackworth to the west, Darley Abbey to the north and Derby St. Paul on the east. It included the village of Little Chester. (Source: English Jurisdictions). The parish was considered a civil parish between (probably) 1837 and (definitely) 1898. As an ancient parish it was also responsible for Darley Abbey, Quarndon and Little Eaton.

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Saint Alkmund's Church was a Victorian church, which stood in a Georgian square between Bridgegate and Queen Street in Derby; this was the only Georgian square in the city. The church and its yard were demolished in 1968 for construction of a road to improve traffic flow.

Churches dedicated to Saint Alkmund had been constructed on this site since the 9th century. Artefacts recovered from this site include a stone sarcophagus and remains of a tall stone cross, both now held at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

The building was replaced with a modern church on Kedleston Road, St Alkmund’s (new) Church, Derby.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article St Alkmund's Church, 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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