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Codnor Park


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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2431
1891 R.G. 12 / 2658


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Codnor Park 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

  • This place was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Ironville.

  • The webpage author could find NO Anglican parish church or chapel in this Liberty.

  • The residents of this Liberty would attend church in Riddings or some other nearby community.

Church Records

  • The Liberty was in the rural deanery of Alfreton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"CODNOR PARK liberty, with CODNOR CASTLE, form an extra-parochial district, in the same hundred as Butterley, two miles therefrom. The inhabitants obtain their chief support from the employment of the Butterley Company. There is also a considerable pottery in the vicinity, of which Mr. Joseph Bourne is the proprietor. Here was an ancient castle belonging to the noble family of Grey, of Codnor, the last of whom, Henry, a philosopher and alchymist, obtained from the credulous Edward IV, a license to practice the transmutation of metals. Population, at the last census, 637."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish is 132 miles north of London on the Erewash River, 12 miles north-east of Derby city and 3 miles east of Ripley.

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Historical Geography

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


  • A tower was erected to William JESSOP Jnr. in 1854. A photograph and report can be found at Codnor Info.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK437511 (Lat/Lon: 53.055356, -1.349461), Codnor Park which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This extra-parochial Liberty was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • This extra-parochial Liberty was absorbed into the new parish of Ironville when it was established circa 1850.

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.