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Fernilee, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Femilee, a township in Hope parish, Derbyshire, 6 miles NNE of Tideswell, and 2 from Whaley Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Whaley Bridge. Acreage, 2764; population, 1233. There is a small iron church, a Wesleyan chapel, and two Schools.

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 
Civil parishHope 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionChapel-en-le-Frith 

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 Fernilee from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictHigh Peak
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK23
Post TownHigh Peak