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Mapperley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Mapperley, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Kirk Hallam parish, Derbyshire, on the Nutbrook Canal, 2 miles from Shipley Gate station on the G.N.R. and M.R. and 7 NE by N of Derby. It has a post office under Derby; money order office, Smalley; telegraph office, West Hallam. Acreage, 982; population, 531. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £129 with residence. The church is a small building in the Gothic style, erected in 1851. A chancel was added in 1893. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the neighbouring collieries.

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 parishKirk Hallam 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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 Mapperley 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 Mapperley 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 districtDE7
Post TownIlkeston