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Shirley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Shirley, a township and a parish in Derbyshire, 10 miles NE of Derby, and 4 from Ashborne station on the North Staffordshire railway. There is a post and money order office under Derby; telegraph office, Osmaston. Acreage, 1630; population, 240. There is a library and reading-room. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £221 with residence. The church is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled tower. The chancel was redecorated in 1886. There is a Wesleyan 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 
Ecclesiastical parishShirley St. Michael 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shirley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne