Alderwasley, a township-chapelry in Wirksworth parish, Derbyshire, near the Derwent river, the Cromford Canal, and the Whatstandwell Bridge railway station, 2¼ miles ESE of Wirksworth, the post town. Acreage, 3156; population, 337. The scenery is picturesque. Alderwasley Hall is a beautiful seat. The church is a handsome stone building in the Early English style. The living is a donative in the diocese of Southwell; value, £140 with residence. There are brick, tile, and drain-pipe works, and wire mills, and also furnaces for smelting lead ore.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Alderwasley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Alderwasley)
- History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby, 1829 by Stephen Glover.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Alderwasley 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: