Atlow, a parish in Derbyshire, on a branch of the river Dove, 4½ miles NE by E of Ashborne railway station. Post town and telegraph office, Ashborne; Hognaston is the money order office. Acreage, 1277; population, 125. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £125 with residence.
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 earliest register is a small quarto book of parchment, containing entries of baptisms and burials from the year 1685, and of marriages from 1698, "truly extracted from an old and ruinous paper register by W. Wilson, curate, 1762."
Church of England
The chapel of All Saints was a small, humble, edifice, with no striking features.
SS. Philip and James (parish church)
The church of SS. Philip & James, built in 1874 at a cost of £980, on a plot of land lying between the old church of All Saints and the road called Church lane, and consecrated by Bishop Selwyn, May, 1874, is a building of stone in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing the bell from the pre-existing church, bearing a monogram and the date 1595: in the south wall is a piscina: the easternmost window in the north wall of the chancel is continued downwards, and serves as a credence table: there are sittings for 120 persons.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Atlow 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 Atlow 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: