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Shipley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Shipley, a township, with a village, in Heanor parish, Derbyshire, adjacent to the Erewash railway, canal, and river, 2 miles NNW of Ilkeston. It has a railway station, of the name of Shipley Gate, and a post office under Derby; money order office, Marlpool; telegraph office, Shipley Gate (R.S.) Acreage, 2050 of land and 61 of water; population, 689. The manor, with Shipley Hall, belongs to the Mundy family. There are 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 parishHeanor 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBasford 

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 Shipley 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 Shipley 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 districtDE75
Post TownHeanor