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Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Kirk Ireton, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village lies about 2 miles from Idridgehay station on the M.K., and 8 NW from Belper. It has a post office under Derby; money order office, Idridgehay; telegraph office, Wirksworth. Fairs for cattle, &c., are held yearly on the second Wednesday in April and the first Wednesday after 11 Oct. Area of the township, 1952 acres; population, 514. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, , £297 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Southwell. The church is an old building partly in the Norman style, and contains a handsome stained window erected in 1886; the interior was restored and reseated in 1873. There are also a Primitive Methodist chapel, a church-school erected in 1882, and numerous charities producing about £120 per annum.

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 parishKirk Ireton Holy Trinity 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kirk Ireton 1572-1798, 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.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kirk Ireton 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 Kirk Ireton 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
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne