Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811>
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811
The parishes and chapelries as they were just over 200 years ago. Extracts from an early Derbyshire history

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 from 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.

Included from August 2007 are two wonderful engravings by the early nineteenth century Derbyshire artist Henry Moore:
Derby engraving | Belper engraving

This page is linked from the
Parishes Index, GENUKI Derbyshire

Davies' book
An Ann Andrews book transcript

This was one of the first Internet projects I undertook and I have now added to my earlier work, with a great deal of additional material. 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.
'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