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Sandiacre, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Sandiacre, a large village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the Erewash river and canal, and on the Erewash Valley railway, 6 miles WSW of Nottingham and 9 from Derby. It was once a market-town, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Nottingham. The parish comprises 1224 acres; population, 2256; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2272. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The manufacture of lace is largely carried on, and there are also railway waggon works and charcoal and blacking mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is partly in Norman, Early English, and Decorated styles, was restored in 1883, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower and spire. It contains several stained windows, a sedilia, and a piscina. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Free Methodist chapels.

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 parishSandiacre St. Giles 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Sandiacre 1581-1812, 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 Sandiacre 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 Sandiacre 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG10
Post TownNottingham