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St Michael


  • AUSTIN, Michael - 'Almost Like a Dream' : A Parish at War, 1914-1919
    From the start of the First World War until the Armistice, the Vicar of St Michael's, Derby encouraged men serving in the War to write to him telling of their experiences. Their letters were published month by month in the parish magazine and they have now been assembled under the editorship of The Revd Canon Michael Austin for a wider audience. Published by Merton Priory Press on behalf of Derbyshire Record Society in 1999, this book also includes biographical notes and pictures of several of the men.



  • The parish was in the St. Alkmund 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

  • Saint Michael's church closed in 1977.

Church Records

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the St. Alkmund sub-district of the Derby Registration District.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK352366 (Lat/Lon: 52.925642, -1.477848), St Michael which are provided by:

Military History

  • There is a photograph of the Boer War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken by Robin SCOTT in March, 2011.

Politics and Government

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

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.