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Codnor and Loscoe



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


  • Sheral WOOD has a photograph of the Lych Gate to St. James churchyard cemetery, taken in July, 2007.



  • The parish was in the Greasley sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1891 R.G. 12 / 2658

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church in Codnor 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.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of St. James's Church in Codnor on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2012.
  • The Anglican parish church in Loscoe is dedicated to Saint Luke.
  • Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of St. Luke's Church in Loscoe from the back on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2011.

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]

Cross Hill is a hamlet between Loscoe and Codnor.

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Historical Geography

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



  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the Coach and Horses Pub. (derelict) on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.
  • Peter BARR also has a photograph of the Marquis of Ormonde Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.
  • The Butterley Company owned much of the land in the parish and a colliery here that employed many of the parish workers.
  • Lynne KIRTON has a photograph of the Loscoe Dam on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.

Military History

Codnor's War Memorial is the Lych Gate noted int the Cemeteries section above. The Heanor and District Local History Society have the names on the plaques on their website.


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.


A Public Elementary School was built in Codnor in 1844 to hold 161 boys, 130 girls and 150 infants.

The Council took over the former United Methodist School, erected in 1872. In 1910, the Council re-organized the school to hold up to 240 infants.

A Public Elementary School was erected in Loscoe in 1895 to hold 220 students.