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Kirk Hallam



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

  • Some 1861 Census pages have portions of the parish 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 / 2493 & 2508
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kirk Hallam 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 All Saints.

  • The church was built in the late Norman period, but no precise date is recorded. The church had a vicar in 1296.

  • The church is on Ladywood Road.

  • The church was in a ruinous state in 1778.

  • The church was repaired in 1844 and the porch rebuilt.

  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.

  • The church seats 90.

  • Garth NEWTON has a photograph of Kirk Hallam Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1660.

  • Marriages at Kirk Hallam, 1700-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church is in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"KIRK HALLAM, a parish in the hundreds of Appletree and Morleston, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Derby. It is situated on a branch of the Erewash canal, and contains the township of Mapperley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £280. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, stands in the hundred of Morleston. The charities produce about £6 per annum."

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

The parish is on the Nutbrook Canal, 8 miles west of Nottingham.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kirk Hallam 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 SK457404 (Lat/Lon: 52.959010, -1.321134), Kirk Hallam which are provided by:

Military History

Military Records

These six people buried in All Saints churchyard are:

  1. Jeffrey ALDRED, srgt., RAF Vol. Rsv., died 20 Apr. 1945.
  2. Herbert W. BAGGALEY, aircraftman 2nd Cl., RAF Vol. Rsv., age 22. died 7 Sept. 1941.
  3. Herbert BIGGS, gunner, Ryl. Art., age 35, died 6 Feb. 1946.
  4. Thomas CLAY, Flight Lt., RAF Vol. Rsv, age 24, died 20 June 1945.
  5. Vera A. CLOWES, aircraftwoman 1st Cl., WAAF, died 1 June 1943.
  6. Alfred WINDMILL, priv., West Surrey Rgt., age 19, died 27 Apr. 1942.

Politics and Government

  • This place was both an ancient township and an ancient parish in county Derby. It became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake) until 1868.

  • In April, 1934, this civil parish was disolved and amalgamated into both Dale Abbey Civil Parish and Ilkeston Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Smalley (Ilkeston Court) petty session hearings.

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