DONISTHORPE, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244
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Church History

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"DONISTHORPE and OAKTHORPE, are two hamlets adjacent to each other, about four miles from Ashby-de-la-Zouch; they are both partly in the parish of Church-Gresley, Donisthorpe extending into that of Nether Seal, county of Leicester; and Oakthorpe stretching into Measham parish, and also into that of Stretten-en-le-Fields. They contained together, in 1831, 757 inhabitants."

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

Donisthorpe is 17 miles south-west of Derby and only 3.5 miles from Ashby-de-la-Zouch (in Leicester). The River Mease runs through the village. The parish has declined somewhat since the closing of the coal mines late last century. There is a Donisthorpe web site maintained by Brett Payne on Ancestry.

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Directories

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1861 392
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