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Wilne, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishWilne St. Chad 
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 Wilne 1540-1837, 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 Wilne 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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