Alsop en le Dale, Derbyshire
Alsop-en-le-Dale, a village and a chapelry in Ashbourne parish, Derbyshire, near the river Dove, 6 miles N by W of Ashbourne railway station. Post town, Parwich under Ashbourne. Population, 66. It includes the hamlet of Cold Eaton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £32. Patrons, the Freeholders. The church is Early Norman, and was restored in 1883. Lord Hindlip is the principal landowner, and his family take their name from Alsop.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Alsop-en-le-Dale 1701-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1701, for all entries.
Church of England
The little chapel of St. Michael, down to comparatively recent times a dependency of the mother church of Ashbourne, is an instance of an Early Norman foundation, and consists of chancel, nave 32 feet in length, and a western tower containing a new bell hung in 1892: the most interesting feature is the Norman doorway on the south side, the head of which has a double chevron moulding, and in the south wall remains a Norman window: the walls are unusually massive for the size of the building, being about 3 feet thick throughout: the old stone corbels of the earlier roof show below the nave: the font is circular, tapering slightly towards the base: there is a piscina in the south chancel wall, beneath a rude niche: in 1883 the church was restored at a cost of £840, and the east window filled with stained glass: there are 60 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Alsop en le Dale from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Alsop-Le-Dale, with Eaton)
- Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1899
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Alsop en le Dale 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: