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Breadsall, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Breadsall, a village and a parish in Derbyshire, on the Little Eaton Canal, with a station on the G.N.R., 2½ miles NNE of Derby, under which there is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Little Eaton. Acreage of parish, 2442; population, 571. A fine building-stone is quarried. The Priory House, a late Elizabethan or Jacobean building, occupies the site of an ancient priory founded here in the time of Henry III., of which only a few loose fragments now remain above ground. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £650 with residence. Patron, the lord of the manor. The church is Decorated English in good condition. There is a Wesleyan chapel and some small charities. Hierom, the abridger of Poole's " Synopsis" was rector, and Dr Darwin, the naturalist, was a resident.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBreadsall All Saints 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Breadsall 1573-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Breadsall 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 Breadsall 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE21
Post TownDerby