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Alderwasley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishWirksworth 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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 Alderwasley 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 Alderwasley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictAmber Valley
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE56
Post TownBelper