Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kirk Ireton Holy Trinity|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kirk Ireton 1572-1798, 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 Kirk Ireton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ireton, Kirk (Holy Trinity))
- 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 Kirk Ireton 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: