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West Hallam, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hallam, West, a parish in Derbyshire, with a station on the G.N.R., on the Nutbrook Canal, 3 miles W by S of likes-ton, and 7 NE by E of Derby. It has a post and telegraph office under Derby; money order office, Ilkeston. Acreage, 1360; population, 564. The manor belongs to the Newdi-gate family. Coal is largely worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £287 with residence. The church consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with porch and embattled tower, and contains an ancient marble monument to the Powtrells, and was restored in 1855. A grammar school, founded in 1664, has an endowed income of £310, and other charities have £30.

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 parishWest Hallam St. Wilfrid 
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 West Hallam 1638-1812, 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 West Hallam 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 West Hallam 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE7
Post TownIlkeston