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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Breadsall All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Breadsall 1573-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Breadsall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Breadsall (All Saints))
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:
- 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: