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Moira, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Moira, a village in Ashby-de-la-Zouch parish, adjacent to the M.R. and to the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, 1½ mile E of the boundary with Derbyshire, and 3½ miles WSW of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It has a station on the railway, and many of its inhabitants are employed in coal mines.

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

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.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Moira 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:

DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE12
Post TownSwadlincote