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  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2010
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957
1891 R.G. 12 / 2195


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

  • There was a Christian church here at the time of the 1086 Domesday Book.

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.

  • The church was built in the last half of the 12th century, but there was a church here earlier, in 1068.

  • The church was repaired in 1855.

  • The church tower was restored in 1874.

  • The church seats 200.

  • Alan WALKER has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1566, but some early entries are illegible and some years are missing.

  • The Anglican parish register includes entries for Marston Montgomery chapel up to 1660.

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

  • Mike SPENCER found this entry in the church overseers records: 3 Jun 1822 Paid Mr BATEMAN for Certificate to bury Ann BULL who was shot by accident. 3/6d.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashbourne.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1874 but it was disused by 1990.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Cubley which are provided by:
"CUBLEY is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Appletree; the village being situate about 6 miles S. from Ashbourn, which is the post town for this place. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew: the living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Marston-Montgomery annexed, in the patronage of the Earl of Chesterfield. The parish contained, in 1831, 471 Inhabitants."

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

The village sits astride the old Roman road known as Long Street, although there is no evidence of Roman settlement in the parish. The principal village is "Great Cubley", with the hamlets of Little Cubley to the south and Cubley Common to the north.



Historical Geography

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


  • Samuel JOHNSON's father left Cubley as a young man. Samuel was the author of the first Dictionary of the English Language.

  • The land has largely been used for dairy pasturage.

  • The Village Hall was built in 1934.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK165381 (Lat/Lon: 52.940023, -1.755934), Cubley which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

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

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.

  • With the passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union in Staffordshire.