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Cotmanhay, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Cotmanhay, an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire. It lies near the Erewash river, canal, and railway, at the boundary with Notts, 1½ mile N of Ilkeston. The parish was constituted in 1845, and it has a post and money order office under Ilkeston (R.S.O.) Population, 4387. Coal is found in abundance. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £200 with residence. The church, a building in the Early English style, was erected in 1847-48. There are also two Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBasford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cotmanhay from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Cotmanhay are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE7
Post TownIlkeston