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Atlow

Cemeteries

Census

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

  • By 1911, the parish was re-allocated to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Atlow 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 Saints Philip and James.

  • The church was built in 1874 on Atlow Lane to replace the old church of All Saints (part of Bradbourne Priory).

  • The church seats 120.

  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.

  • There is a photograph of the church at Flickr.

  • John POYSER has a photograph of Atlow entry from Atlow Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1685 for burials and baptism and from 1698 for marriages.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashborne.

  • The Wishful Thinking site has some Atlow memorial inscriptions you may find useful.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

  • By 1911, the parish was re-allocated to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"ATLOW, a chapelry in the parish of Bradborne, and hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 4 miles to the N.E. of Ashbourne. It is situated in a pleasant district on the river Dove, and from a lofty hill, called Magger's Bush, not far from the village, there is a fine prospect. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, of the value of £148, in the patronage of C. H. Oakover, Esq."

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

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Atlow 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 SK231486 (Lat/Lon: 53.034167, -1.656980), Atlow which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Bradbourne parish and became a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashbourn 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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