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Smalley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Smalley, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, with a village, in Morley parish, Derbyshire, 1½ mile of Heanor station on the G.N.R., and 2½ miles E of Coxbench railway station, and 6 from Derby. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. Acreage, 1718; population, 924. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor belongs to the Sitwell family. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1877. Population, 952. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £242 with residence. The church was restored and enlarged in 1863, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western turret. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school for girls, and a boys' school, founded in 1721, with an endowment producing £200 per annum, and charities of £75 per annum to poor old colliers.

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 parishMorley 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Smalley 1624-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., 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 Smalley 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 Smalley 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 districtDE7
Post TownIlkeston