- Although towns, villages and hamlets are given under each Deanery
or Archdeaconry in the original source, they are listed
alphabetically here to make things easier to find.
- All places were located within the county in 1811.
Later boundary changes may mean some towns and villages, e.g.
Stapenhill, are no longer within Derbyshire. In 1811 some communities
had the county boundary running right through the middle. An
example of this was Packington, in the Deanery of Repington,
where the church was in Leicestershire but the houses were in
- Place names are spelt as found - this may differ from the accepted
modern day spelling. It should also be noted that many villages
expanded considerably after this book was written - what were
then very small communities may now be quite large towns.
- Some communities are not included by Davies, possibly because
of their size in 1811 so if a comment was felt to be needed about
the missing places, information has been added from: "Topographical
and Historical Account of Derbyshire" by Rev Daniel
Lysons and Samuel Lysons Esq. pub 1817 (London) as their book
was published just a few years later.
- Additional notes and comments within the main text [e.g.
dates] are enclosed in square brackets. Following an update
in Feb 2009 most additional references are at the bottom
of each page, with a hyperlink down. Otherwise
the text is as it is in the book, so you may just find that
some buildings mentioned have disappeared in the intervening
- The dates for the reigns of the Kings and Queens have been
taken from 'The
Royal Line of Succession' by Patrick W. Montague-Smith,
Editor of Debrett's Peerage, pub. Pitkin Pictorials Ltd. (1968)
- "Domesday" was a survey of lands in England, made by order
of King William the Conqueror, in 1086. The Norman Conquest of
England took place in the year 1066. Unless different in the
book's text, Domesday names appear in italics throughout.
- Money - £ s. d. : before decimalization took place,
English money was divided into pounds, shillings and pence, or
LSD as it was sometimes referred to. There were 12 pennies to
the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound. Pence were divided
into the even smaller units of farthing (¼d), ha'penny (½d) and
three farthings (¾d).
- Please note that the place called West Derby is not in Derbyshire
at all; it is part of Liverpool in Lancashire.
- Although I'm unable to provide any additional material from
the book I would welcome comments.
- Please refer to the Conditions of
Use if you want to use quotations from these pages.
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