Shirebrook, an ecclesiastical parish in Pleaseley parish, Derbyshire, 3½ miles NNW of Mansfield, with a station on the M.R. It was constituted in 1849, and has a post and money order office under Mansfield; telegraph office, Langwith (R.S.) Population, 576. The population is rapidly increasing. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £210 with residence. The church was built in 1843, and consists of chancel, nave, and turret. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Mansfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Shirebrook from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Shirebrook)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Shirebrook are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: