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Longford, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Longford, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Dove, 5½ miles SSE of Ashborne railway station, and has a post and money order office under Derby; telegraph office, Brailsford. Acreage, 3006, including 11 of water; population, 361. The ecclesiastical parish contains also the townships of Hollington and Rodsley Population, 670. The manors of Longford, Hollington, and Rodsley belong to the Coke family, whose seat is Longford Hall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £625 with residence. The church is partly Norman, was restored in 1843, comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a fine embattled western tower, and contains monuments to the Coke family and effigies of the Longfords. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school, erected in 1876 and endowed with £32 per annum, in Longford township, a Primitive Methodist chapel in Hollington, a Wesleyan chapel at Rodsley, and almshouses for six poor persons of either sex, founded in 1687 by the Coke family.

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 parishLongford St. Chad 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Longford 1537-1837, 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Longford 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 Longford 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