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  • The parish was in the Horsley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2508
1891 R.G. 12 / 2742

Church History

  • This place was a Chapelry to Horsley parish and had a mission room chapel tended by that church.

  • The Anglican mission room here was destroyed by fire in July, 1911.

  • The Anglican mission room was rebuilt in 1912.

Church Records

  • Anglican residents of this parish apparently used St. Clement's Church in Horsley.

  • The Baptists had a chapel built here in 1832. They built a new chapel on Highfield Road in 1908-10. The photo was taken by Bob BRADFORD in 2005.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here in 1830 and enlarged 10 years later. They built a new chapel on Chapel Streetd in 1891. The photo was taken by Daved BEVIS in 2010.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Horsley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Kilburn which are provided by:
"KILBURNE is a township and village, in the parish of Horsley, from which it is distant about one mile. There are several collieries in this vicinity, the working of which give employment to many of the labouring class. William Hunter Hunter, Esq. is lord of the manor. The township contained, at the last census, 590 inhabitants."

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

Kilburn is 133 miles north of London and 7 miles north-east of Derby city. Stop by the Village Hall on Church street and get a schedule of coming events. You can even hire the hall for a family reunion. Also ask for a copy of the village newsletter. The parish council has copies of the newsletter on its website. The website also contains more information on the Village Hall.



Historical Geography

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


  • Hosiery was manufactured here.

  • The annual parish feast day was the Sunday after St. Clement's Day (which was traditionally on 23 November).

  • The Ripley branch of the Midland Railway used to run through the village.

  • The parish has a Public House called "The Cricketers," just off the A38 road between the M1 and Derby. Humprey BOLTON provides a photo on Geo-graph, taken in 2009.


  • Kilbourne Hall was unoccupied in 1912 (See below).


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK380455 (Lat/Lon: 53.005453, -1.435157), Kilburn which are provided by:

Military History

  • Kilburn Hall was used as a prisoner of war camp in World War I.

  • The War Memorial stands at the top of Bywell Lane. Originally, it had stood in Church Street, but it was moved in 1933 to its present location.

  • The War Memorial honors the 2 men killed in the Boer War, 14 in World War I and 21 in World War II.

  • Rod BRADFORD has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2005.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Horsley parish, Derby county and became a modern CIvil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they will NOT do family history searches for you.

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.