Place:Quarndon, Derbyshire, England

Alt namesQuarndonsource: from redirect
Cornunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 70
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates52.967°N 1.503°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoDerby St. Alkmund, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Belper Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Amber Valley District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Quarndon is a linear village in the south of the Amber Valley District of Derbyshire, England. It is spread along four minor upland roads north of the City of Derby's suburb of Allestree, two of which lead towards the city.

Many tourists throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries visited Quarndon's chalybeate springs within and next to its wellhouse. Many of these also sampled the waters of a geologically related spring in the grounds of its western neighbour, Kedleston Park and Hall, Kedleston — a village with a smaller population due to its few roads and single land-dominating estate which was once its manor. The lords of that manor equally held lands here and were significant patrons of the church, the early 19th century free school founded here and funded the construction of the village hall.

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According to the UK census of 2011 Quarndon had a population of 933. Its southern boundary is the City of Derby. Quarndon was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Derby St. Alkmund in the Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, England of Derbyshire, England. It was made a civil parish and in 1894 it became part of the Belper Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the non-metropolitan Amber Valley District.

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

"QUARNDON, a village and a parish in Belper [registration] district, Derbyshire. The village stands 2 miles S W of Duffield [railway] station, and 3 N N W of Derby; and has a post-office under Derby. The parish comprises 960 acres. Real property: £2,571. Population: 496. Houses: 105. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Dean of Lincoln. Sulphur baths are near the village; and there are several good residences, and some lodging-houses. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value: £110. Patron: Lord Scarsdale. The church was built in 1790. There are an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £15."

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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