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Kirk Ireton


  • Gill Ashurst, Jan Wilding and Dave Williams - "Spirit of Kirk Ireton," ISBN 1-8430614-81, paperback..



  • The parish was in the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • Census transcripts are online at Wirksworth.Org.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2518 & 2524
1891 R.G. 12 / 2756


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kirk Ireton 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 the Holy Trinity.

  • The church was built in 1120.

  • The church seats 300.

  • Peter BARR has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1572.

  • Marriages at Kirk Ireton, 1572-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • We have a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a pop-up window text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Wirksworth.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1876.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"KIRK IRETON, a parish in the hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 3 miles S.W. of Wirksworth. The village, which is considerable, was much damaged by a tornado in 1811, which unroofed the houses and twisted large trees from their roots. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £355, in the patronage of the bishop."

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

We also have an extract from the Derbyshire Village Book, published in 1991.

Geoff PICK has a photograph of Kirk Ireton on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.

You can see pictures of Kirk Ireton which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kirk Ireton 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 SK267501 (Lat/Lon: 53.047484, -1.603173), Kirk Ireton which are provided by:

Military History

  • There is a War Memorial in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church. There is a photograph of the War Memorial on Militay Images.

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Wirksworth petty session hearings every other Tuesday.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashborne Poorlaw Union.