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Derby Hills


  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720

Church History

  • The inhabitants attended the Anglican church at Melbourne.

Church Records

  • The Anglican Church, had there been one, would have been in the rural deanery of Melbourne.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of Trinity Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Derby Hills which are provided by:
"DERBY HILLS, an extra-parochial place in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, in the S. division of the county of Derby, 9 miles S. of Derby."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

The village and parish are 9 miles south of Derby and 10 miles from Burton-on-Trent.


Historical Geography

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


  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of the Florence Nightingale statue on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008. He has included a short history as well.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK368241 (Lat/Lon: 52.813171, -1.455457), Derby Hills which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient extra-parochial Liberty area in Derby county.

  • In December, 1858, this place was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish.

  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act of 1834 reforms, the parish became a member of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.