Dale Abbey, Derbyshire
Dale Abbey, formerly extra-parochial, is now a large scattered parish in Derbyshire, 3¼ miles N of Borrowash railway station, and 5½ NE by E of Derby. Post town, Nottingham; money order and telegraph office, Ilkeston. Acreage, 1599; population, 399. A priory of Black Canons was founded at Depedale here by Serlo de Grendon in the time of Henry II., and was succeeded by a Premonstratensian abbey in 1204. The buildings were grand and extensive, but only the arch of the east window of the church, and some parts which were converted into dwelling-houses and barns, now remain. The living is annexed to the rectory of Stanton-by-Dale, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net value, £280 with residence. Patron, Earl Stanhope, who is also lord of the manor and chief landowner. The church is an edifice older than the abbey, and at a short distance from the ruins. There is a Wesleyan chapel and a church school. Coal and ironstone are obtained.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Dale Abbey 1667-1813, Derbyshire is available to browse online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dale Abbey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Dale-Abbey)
- Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1899
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Dale Abbey 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: