Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811>

From : 'History of Derbyshire' by David Peter Davies

"Most of the places described, the author has himself visited : The northern, and most interesting part of the county, has engaged a great portion of his attention : and its remains of antiquity, and objects of curiosity, were personally inspected during the course of last summer" (Davies, D. P., Preface).

These transcripts are designed as an aid for amateur genealogists and for those interested in Derbyshire history, providing information on the communities within the county in the early nineteenth century. Whilst place names appear in the book under the various ecclesiastical divisions existing at the time, they are presented here in alphabetical order, with the Deanery or Archdeaconry for the parish shown below each entry.

davies button Derbyshire
From Chapter 2—its situation and boundaries—ancient divisions—Roman roads—figure—extent—population—general appearance—rivers (and canals)—atmosphere and climate—soil-—agriculture—produce, &c.
From Chapter 4—civil division—courts—ecclesiastical division
davies button Derby (1)
Engraving, by Henry Moore—Derby before 942
davies button Derby (2)
Derby in 1040—Derby after 1066—Early Religious Houses—Places of Public Worship in 1811—Charities in 1811—The Principal Buildings in 1811—Trades of Derby—Derby in 1811
davies button Derby (3)
From Chapter 5—Remarkable Occurrences (1514-1786)—Entry of the Pretender—eminent men—.
Significant events in Derby and the Stuart rebellion, when the Pretender arrived in Derby. The town had been the home of several distinguished men.
davies button Belper engraving, by Henry Moore.
davies button Dovedale
Derbyshire's most beautiful dale is shared with Staffordshire.
davies button Derbyshire, Underground (1)
From Chapter 3—Subterraneous Geography—Mines—Minerals, &c. : Lead
davies button Derbyshire, Underground (2)
From Chapter 3, continued—Subterraneous Geography—Mines—Minerals, &c. : Iron, Calamine, Blende, or Black-jack, Copper, Pyrites, Black-wad, Martial ochres, Coal, Sulphur, Limestone, Marble, Plater-stone, Gypsum, or Alabaster, Calcareous concretions, Fluor spar, or Blue John, Quartz, Barytes, Porcelain clay, Pipe clay, Potters clay, Rotten stone, Marl, Slate, Flint, Chert, Moor stone, Free stone, Peat, Fossils, Coralloids
davies button Parishes A
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements in the five Deaneries and one Archdeaconry that existed in 1811.
davies button Parishes B
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements...Rev. Cartwright of Brampton
davies button Parishes C - D
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements...
davies button Parishes E - G
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements... Jedediah Buxton lived at Elmton.
davies button Parishes H
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements...
davies button Parishes I - O
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements...
davies button Parishes P - S
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements ...Sir Hugh Willoughby attempted to find a north-east passage [see Sawley]...Jedediah Strutt was born at South Normanton
davies button Parishes T - Z
Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements... James Brindley was born at Wormhill.
Other Information
davies button Notes on the text
davies button Rev. Davies's Sources
davies button Glossary of Terms
davies button Not included.
Places that were not mentioned by Rev. Davies.

'History of Derbyshire'
by David Peter Davies
(Makeney - April 10th, 1811)

To the Reverend David Peter,
Tutor to the Dissenting College,
As a token of the grateful
remembrance of the benefactor
and instructor of his early years,
by his
sincere friend
affectionate nephew
Printed by S. Mason, Belper.

Other onsite transcripts
The Gentleman's Magazine Library
Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
Also see
Old Derbyshire Maps

This was one of the first larger Internet projects I undertook and was originally known as Derbyshire Deaneries. However, in October 1999 the information was updated and the title was changed to Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, with additional material added to my earlier work.

In early 2024 a great deal of additional material has been included. The book, which I own, is long - there are 717 pages - so it was never my intention to reproduce the volume in its entirety but the latest additions go a long way towards providing most of the contents. - A.A.

This page is linked from the
Parishes Index, GENUKI Derbyshire

Davies' book
An Ann Andrews book transcript