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Ballidon, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Ballidon, a small village, a township, and a chapelry in Derbyshire, near the North Stafford railway, 6 miles W by N of Wirksworth. Ashborne is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Parwich. Acreage, 1947; population, 87. The living is a chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Bradbourne, in the diocese of Southwell. The church is good, and was thoroughly restored and enlarged in 1883.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishBradborne 
HundredWirksworth 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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.


Churches

Church of England

All Saints

The chapel of All Saints, a building of stone, situated in a field, affords in its structure unmistakable evidence of the existence of a chapel here in Norman times, prior to its subjection in 1205 to the Priory of Dunstable, as one of the chapelries of Bradbourne: it consists of a chancel, nave and a western bell cot, containing one bell: the chancel is entered by a plain semi-circular Norman archway, the south doorway of the nave being of the same date: the east window and two others on the south side are Perpendicular: the former was filled with stained glass in 1894 by S. Berisford, in memory of his father: in 1882-3 the church was thoroughly restored and a vestry and south porch were added at a cost of £570; in 1889-90 a further sum of £34 was expended: there are sittings for 82 persons.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ballidon from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Maps

Online maps of Ballidon 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
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne