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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sandiacre St. Giles|
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Sandiacre 1581-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sandiacre (St. Giles))
- Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1899
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: