HORSLEY, Derbyshire

Bibliography

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2508
1891 R.G. 12 / 2742
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"HORSLEY, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 N.E. of Duffield railway station. The parish, which is considerable, is situated near the river Derwent, and on the Derby and Alfreton road. It contains the villages of Horsley, Horsley Woodhouse, and Kilburne. Here formerly stood a castle, built by Ralph-de-Burun. The surface is diversified with hill and dale, and the soil is in general light. The Little Eaton railway passes through the parish."

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

John POYSER has a photograph of the Horsley Fountain on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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History

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Military History

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Military Records

There are five Commonwealth War Graves in St. Clement's churchyard from World War I. They are for:

  1. H. GAUNT, corporal, East Yorks., age 24, died 1 Jan. 1919
  2. Jesse E. HARRISON, pri., Training Reserve, age 20, died 16 Aug. 1918
  3. Harold HORSLEY, pri., RAMC, age 36, died 21 Mar. 1917
  4. John JACKSON, pri., Sherwood For. age 33, died 14 Nov. 1918
  5. Arthur V. TAYLOR, pri., Leic. Rgt., age 21, died 8 Nov. 1918

There are four Commonwealth War Graves in St. Clement's churchyard from World War II. They are for:

  1. Albert MALTBY, lance corp., Pioneer Corps, age 23, died 19 Feb. 1941
  2. William E. PEEL, Flying Officer, RAF Vol. Reserve, age 23, died 3 Apr. 1944
  3. Charles W. RHODES, pri., Cheshire Rgt., died 22 June 1943
  4. Vincent P. THOMPSON, srgt., RAF Vol. Reserve, died 1 Mar. 1943
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Newspapers

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Social Life and Customs

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