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Griff, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Griff, a hamlet in Chilvers Coton parish, Warwickshire, on the Coventry Canal, 2 miles S of Nuneaton. It has a post office under Nuneaton; money order and telegraph office, Bedworth. Griff Manor belonged in the time of Elizabeth to the Giffords, and passed to the Newdegates, Griff Grange, formerly extra-parochial, now included in Hopton township, Derbyshire, 2½ miles W of Wirksworth.

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 CountyWarwickshire 
Civil parishChilvers Coton 
Poor Law unionNuneaton 

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

Church Records, 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 Griff from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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