Kirk Langley, Derbyshire
Kirk Langley, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies 4½ miles NW by W of Derby railway station, and has a post office under Derby; money order office, Mackworth; telegraph office, Brailsford. The parish contains also the village of Meynell Langley, and comprises 2552 acres; population, 613. The manor belongs to the Meynell family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £250 with residence. The church is ancient, was repaired in 1840, and thoroughly restored in 1891-92, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with low embattled tower, and contains monuments of the Meynells. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Meynell Langley Park is the seat of the Meynells.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kirk Langley St. Michael|
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Belper|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kirk Langley 1654-1812, 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 Langley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Langley, Kirk (St. Michael))
- 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 Langley 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: