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Kirk Langley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 Langley St. Michael 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kirk Langley 1654-1812, 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 Langley 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 Langley 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:

DistrictAmber Valley
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne