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Littleover, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Littleover, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Mickleover parish, Derbyshire. The village stands near Eykneld Street, 2 miles SW by W of Derby, is a straggling place, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. The ecclesiastical parish includes the village, and extends into the country. Acreage of the township, 1466; population, 819; of the ecclesiastical parish, 842. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, Lord Scarsdale. The church is old, was restored in 1871-72, consists of nave, aible, and chancel, with a belfrv, and contains a handsome monument to Sir Richard Harpur, Kt. There are also Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels and a village library.

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 
Civil parishMickleover 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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 Littleover from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE23
Post TownDerby