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Alsop en le Dale, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAshbourn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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., 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.


Church of England

St. Michael

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne