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  • St Peter, Church Street, Church of England


  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244 & 3245
1891 R.G. 12 / 2509


  • St Peter, Church Street, Church of England

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

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.

  • The church nave was rebuilt in 1835.

  • The church was restored in 1902-03.

  • The church seats 350.

  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date only from 1624 for marriages, and from 1666 for baptisms and burials.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.

  • The parish had Baptist and Wesleyan Methodists chapels built before 1912.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hartshorne which are provided by:
"HARTSHORN is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, 4 miles N.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. There are mines of coal and iron-stone in the parish; the manufacture of wood screws is carried on to a great extent by Messrs. Wood, Smith and Port, and there is a respectable brewery belonging to Messrs. Brunt and Co. The church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is in the early style of English architecture: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Earl of Chesterfield. the Rev. H. W. Buckley is the present incumbent. Population of the parish, at the last census, 1,204."

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

Hartshorne lies on the road from Derby to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The A154 arterial road runs through the parish.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hartshorne 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 SK327208 (Lat/Lon: 52.783769, -1.516615), Hartshorne which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial stands just outside the entrance to Saint Peter's Church.

  • Chris PRESTON has a photograph of the War Memorial on the Derbyshire War Memorials website.

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 Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In August, 1882, this Civil Parish was reduced in size in order to enlarge Smisby Civil parish.

  • You may contact the Hartshorne Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.


    Year  Inhabitants
1801 580
1821 870
1831 1,204
1851 1,350