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Shirebrook, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPleasley 
Poor Law unionMansfield 

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 Shirebrook 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 Shirebrook 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 districtNG20
Post TownMansfield