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Normanton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Normanton, a parish in Derbyshire, on the M.R., adjacent to Ryknield Street, 2 miles S by W of Derby. It has a post and telegraph office under Derby; money order office, Pear Tree. Acreage, 1181; population, 1186. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Lord Donington is lord of the manor. A part of this parish, colloquially called. New Normanton, was added to the municipal borough of Derby in 1890, and by an order in Council was separated from Normanton and added to the parish of St Chad, Derby. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £209 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1862, is in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with tower and spire. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Normanton 1769-1810, 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 Normanton 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 Normanton 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:

CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE23
Post TownDerby