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Atlow, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 

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

Church Records

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.", 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

All Saints

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

Civil Registration

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:

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