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Codnor and Loscoe

Bibliography

  • Thorpe, Fred S. - The Heritage of Codnor and Loscoe. self published, 1991, 253 pages.

Cemeteries

  • St James, Codnor Denby Lane / Crosshill, Codnor Loscoe, Church of England

Census

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

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1891 R.G. 12 / 2658

Churches

  • St James, Codnor Denby Lane / Crosshill, Codnor Loscoe, Church of England
  • St Luke, Heanor Road, Loscoe, Church of England

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.

  • The church was erected in 1844 on the crown of a hill midway between the two villages.

  • The church chancel was entirely rebuilt in 1890.

  • The church seats 517.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1844.

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

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Alfreton.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Codnor in 1827.

  • The Wesleyan Reformers built a chapel in Codnor in 1854.

  • The Baptists built a chapel in Loscoe in 1848.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"CODNOR, a district parish in the parish of Heanor, hundred of Morleston, in the county of Derby, 5 miles E. of Belper railway station, and 9 from Derby, its post town."

"LOSCOE, (or Loscow) a hamlet and township in the parish of Heanor, hundred of Morlaston, county Derby, 5 miles E. of Derby, and 6 S.E. of Alfreton. It is joined with Codnor. The village is considerable. There is a place of worship for Baptists."

[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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History

  • The Butterley Company owned much of the land in the parish and a colliery here that employed many of the parish workers.

Maps

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Politics and Government

  • This place was a hamlet in Heanor parish in Derby county that was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Basford Poorlaw Union.