Place:Codnor with Loscoe, Derbyshire, England

NameCodnor with Loscoe
Alt namesCodnorsource: village in civil parish
Loscoesource: hamlet in civil parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates53.043°N 1.373°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoHeanor, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Heanor, Derbyshire, Englandurban district in which it was situated 1899-1974
Amber Valley District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974

Codnor with Loscoe was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Heanor in the Morleston and Litchurch Hundred of Derbyshire. It became a civil parish in 1866.

In 1894 it became part of an unnamed rural district which also contained the extra parochial tract of Codnor Park and the parochial liberty of Shipley. After five years the rural district was abolished and the whole area became part of Heanor Urban District. Since 1974 it has been in the Amber Valley District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

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

"CODNOR, a hamlet in Heanor parish, and a chapelry [with Loscoe] in Heanor, Derby, and Pentrich parishes, and in Codnor Park extra-parochial tract, Derby[shire]. The hamlet lies near the Erewash river, canal, and railway, 2 miles W of Codnor Park [railway] station, and 5½ ENE of Belper; and has a post office under Alfreton. Population, 3,829. Houses: 736.
"The chapelry bears the name of Codnor with Loscoe; and was constituted in 1844. Rated property: £5,950. Population: 2,219. The property is much subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in stocking-making, in coal-mines, and in iron-works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value: £150. Patron: alternately the Crown and the Bishop [of Lichfield]. The church is modern; and there are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, national schools, and charities £11."


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Loscoe is a small village that in the nineteenth century was within the parish of Heanor in Derbyshire, England. Denby Common and Codnor Breach are outlying hamlets on the western edge of Loscoe.

The research for Highfield House in Loscoe dates it back to 1650 or possibly as early as 1630. This may now be the oldest surviving house in Loscoe. Many of the houses in Loscoe have been demolished due to subsidence.

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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