"BREADSALL is a parish (having no dependent township) in the hundred of Appletree, though locally situate in that of Morleston and Litchurch; about three miles N.N.E. from Derby, and the like distances. S.S.E. from Duffield. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, is a large and handsome edifice, with a lofty needle spire, which forms a prominent object for a considerable distance around."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish lies 145 miles north of London and covers 2,300 acres.