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Alkmonton

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519
1891 R.G. 12 / 2751

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Alkmonton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John.

  • The church was built in 1843. It was consecreted in 1848.

  • The church was originally a chapel of ease for Longford, but became a separate ecclesiastical parish.

  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1878.

  • The church seats 160.

  • Geoff PICK provides a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1850.

  • We have a pop-up window of Alfreton burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • For information only - the "Parish Chest" for Alkmonton contains no Settlement Certificates. My grateful thanks to Janet Kirk for this information.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"ALKMONTON, a township in the parish of Longford, hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 5 miles to the S.E. of Ashbourne. The living is a perpetual curacy in the dioc, of Lichfield, value £50, in the patronage of W. Evans, Esq. A hospital, dedicated to St. Leonard, was established in this parish before the year 1474."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

You can see pictures of Alkmonton which are provided by:

Directories

  • "A township and small scattered village, 2 miles S.W. from Longford. The church, dedicated to St. John, was originally a chapel of ease to Longford, has since (with Bentley Hungry) been made a separate parish for all ecclesiastical purposes. The living is a perpetual curacy; the Rev. Alpheus Slight, M.A., is the incumbent. Here is an endowed school for boys and girls." [Ex. Harrison, Harrop & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Derbyshire, 1860]

  • Ann ANDREWS provides a transcription of the Alkmonton entry from Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland (1891).

Gazetteers

Alkmonton, township and eccl. dist. (St John), S. Derbyshire, 5 miles S. of Ashborne -- township, 739 ac., pop. 95.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Alkmonton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK186385 (Lat/Lon: 52.943550, -1.724663), Alkmonton which are provided by:

Military History

  • A diamond-shaped wooden plaque in St. John's Church commemorates a single soldier from the 1st Btn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry lost in World War I.

    There is a photograph of the War Memorial at the Military Images websites.

Military Records

For a photograph of the War Memorial, see the Derbyshire War Memorials site. It reads:

"In loving memory of pte. Oswald Henry, son of George and Henrietta GADSBY of Hungry Bently who died at Salonica November 2nd, 1916, aged 24 years".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry and Township in Longford parish in Derby county and it was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • The parish has formed a Joint Parish Council with Hungry Bentley, but they have not established an Internet web presence.

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Appletree petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourn Poorlaw Union.
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