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St Alkmund



  • The parish was in the Derby sub-district of the Derby Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2494 thru 2497
1891 R.G. 12 / 2736 thru 2738


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Church History

  • The first Christian church was raised here in 820AD.
  • The 9th century church of Saint Alkmund was pulled down in 1841.
  • The Church of St. Alkmund was erected in 1846 at a cost of about £12,000.
  • This new church had a western tower with a lofty octagonal spire.
  • This church seated 1,250.
  • This church was demolished in 1968 to make way for a new Inner Ring road.
  • There is a new St. Alkmund Church building, erected in 1971 on Kedleston Road and consecrated in March 1972.
  • In 1984, St Werburgh ecclesiastical parish merged with St. Alkmund's.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 and is in good condition.
  • Marriages at St Alkmund's Church, 1538-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Derby sub-district of the Derby Registration District.

Description and Travel

Little Chester is a hamlet in this parish.

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In 1898 this Civil Parish was abolished and mereged into the new Derby Municipal Borough.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings every Friday.
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Derby Poorlaw Union.