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Kirk Langley

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Archives and Libraries

Kirk Langley is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at the Cunnery on every fourth Monday in the morning.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2506
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kirk Langley area or see them printed on a map.

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
     
  • The church was built in the early 14th century on the site of an older church.
     
  • The church was repaired in 1839.
     
  • The church gallery was erected on the south side in 1840.
     
  • The church was restored in 1890-91.
     
  • The church seats 250.
     
  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geograph, taken in October, 2006.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1655 for baptism and 1656 for marriages.
     
  • Marriages at Kirk Langley, 1654-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
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Description and Travel

"LANGLEY, or Kirk-Langley, with MEYNELL LANGLEY form a parish, in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, about 2 miles S.E. from Brailsford, on the road to Derby. The little trade it enjoys is maintained, like Brailsford, by the passing through of travellers. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, was nearly destroyed by a violent tempest which happened in 1545. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Godfrey Meynell, Esq. A free-school for twelve children, originally founded in 1750, and a Sunday-school, under the patronage of the rector, are in the parish - which contained, at the last census (1831) 553 persons, being one more inhabitant than was returned for it in 1821."

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

Kirk Langley is also a township in the parish. It sits 8 miles south-west from Belper. Meynell Langley  is a hamlet in this parish. Note: The date of 1545 given above also appears as 1845 in other sources.

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

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirk Langley to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

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

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Military History

The church contains an elaborate memorial to Lieutenant William MEYNELL who was killed at Giurgiu on the Danube in 1854 when fighting with the Turks against the Russians.

Captain Herbert Christian HOLLAND resided here in 1912. He was a Captain in the Derbyshire Yeomanry. He had fought in the Ashanti War in 1881. He held the office of Chief Constable of Derbyshire between September 1897 and 1916. He would die in May, 1916, and be buried in Buxton, DBY.

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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Derby and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

In 1752, the Reverend John BAILEY built a school here. That was replaced with a Public Elementary School (mixed) built here in 1879 for 120 children.