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Kirk Langley



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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2506
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kirk Langley 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 Saint Michael.

  • The church was restored in 1891.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geograph, taken in October, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1655 for baptism and 1656 for marriagess.

  • 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.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

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



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.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK288388 (Lat/Lon: 52.945798, -1.572851), Kirk Langley which are provided by:

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.

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.