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Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Stanton-by-Dale, a parish in Derbyshire, 1½ mile W of Stanton Gate railway station, and 7¼ miles W by S of Nottingham. It has a post and money order office under Nottingham; telegraph office, Sandiacre. Acreage, 1462, of which 25 are water; population, 649. There is a parish council of six members and a chairman. The manor belongs to the Earl of Stanhope. There are extensive ironworks. The living is a rectory, with Dale Abbey annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £181 with residence. Patron, Earl Stanhope. The church is ancient, consists of nave, N aisle, S porch, and chancel, with a tower, and was thoroughly restored in 1872. It contains several ancient monuments, and a carved octagonal font. There are a Wesleyan chapel and almshonses for eight poor persons.

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 parishStanton-by-Dale St. Michael 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Stanton-by-Dale 1605-1812, 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 Stanton by Dale 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 Stanton by Dale are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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