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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

Administration

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 
HundredAppletree 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Shirley from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne