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Totley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Totley, a township in Dronfield parish, Derbyshire, 3½ miles WNW of Dronfield, with a station called Dore and Totley on the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Sheffield. Acreage, 1852; population, 1438. Near here is the Totley Tunnel on the Dore and Chinley railway, completed in 1893. It is more than 3½ miles long, and is only exceeded in length by the Severn Tunnel. The Victoria Gardens, 10 acres in extent, are in the neighbourhood. A Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1895.

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 parishDronfield 
Poor Law unionEcclesall-Bierlow 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Totley from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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