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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2537
1891 R.G. 12 / 2772


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Church History

  • This place was a chapelry for centuries to Staveley parish.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence.

  • Sources date the construction of the church to 1150.

  • The church seats 243.

  • Roger TEMPLE has a photograph of St. Lawrence Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1573.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials *partially" extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Dronfield.

  • Microfilm copies of registers of St Laurence held at Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, and available for ordering via local Mormon Family History Libraries:
  1. Baptisms 1573-1903
  2. Marriages 1573-1942
  3. Banns 1754-1799, 1824-1940
  4. Burials 1573-1900

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"BARLOW, (or Great Barlow) a chapelry and township in the parish of Staveley, in the hundred of Scarsdale, and county of Derby, 4 miles to the N.W. of Chesterfield, its post town. Little Barlow is a hamlet of this township. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, of the value ofb£95, in the patronage of the Rector of Staveley. There is a small endowed free school."

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

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Historical Geography

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  • The parish is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.

  • The traditional annual parish feast was held on the second Sunday in August. A "well dressing", with flowers, also takes place in August, usually on a Wednesday. The well dressing has been a tradition since 1615.

  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Barlow by Barbarann AYARS.

Military History

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.

Politics and Government

  • This place was a Chapelry in Stavely parish in Derby county

  • It was incorported as a seperate, modern Civil Parish in 1871.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment reforms, this parish became part of the Chesterfield Poor Law Union.