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Spondon, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Spondon, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands 3½ miles E by S of Derby, and has a station on the main line of the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. The township comprises part of Borrowash, and has 3235 acres of land and 52 of water; population, 2208. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor with Locko Park belongs to the Drury-Lowe family. The parish contains also Stanley ecclesiastical parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £250 with residence. The church is Early English, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled tower with spire. It was restored in 1892, and a memorial window erected in 1895. The living of Stanley is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, almshouses, colour factories, a cemetery, and charities of nearly £300 per annum.

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 parishSpondon St. Mary 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Spondon 1653-1812, 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.

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 Spondon 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 Spondon 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:

CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE21
Post TownDerby