Wilne, a liberty and a parish in Derbyshire. The liberty lies on the river Derwent, 1½ mile SE of Draycott station on the M.R., and 7 ESE of Derby, and bears the name of Church Wilne or Little Wilne. Post town, Derby; money order and telegraph office, Draycott. The parish contains also Hopwell hamlet and township, Draycott liberty, and Breaston and Risley ecclesiastical parish. Draycott and Church Wilne form a joint township. (See DRAYCOTT.) Population of ecclesiastical parish of Wilne, 1080. There are cotton and lace manufactories. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is ancient, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, S aisle, S porch, and embattled western tower. It contains a very curious font and a mortuary chapel belonging to the Willoughby family. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels at Draycott.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Wilne St. Chad
|Morleston and Litchurch
|Poor Law union
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Wilne 1540-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wilne from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wilne (St. Chad))
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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