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Shardlow, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Shardlow, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands near the river Trent, 2 miles S of Draycott station on the M.R., and 6½ ESE of Derby, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. The parish contains also the village of Great Wilne, and comprises 1204 acres; population, 842. There is a parish council consisting of six members and a chairman. Cavendish Bridge over the Trent, near the village, was built in 1771 at a cost of £3333. Shardlow Hall is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £370. The church is good, and consists of chancel, nave, and a pinnacled tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel; also an extensive brewery and malt-houses.

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 parishWiln 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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.

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 Shardlow 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 Shardlow 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:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE72
Post TownDerby