"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.