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  • St Peter, Church Street / Normanton Lane, Church of England


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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2490
1891 R.G. 12 / 2721


  • St Peter, Church Street / Normanton Lane, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Littleover 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 Peter.

  • The church was built in the 14th century as a Chapel of Ease.

  • The church on Church Street at Normanton Lane.

  • The church has its own website, but it offers no history of the building.

  • Littleover also has a new Anglican church dedicated to Saint Andrew and constructed in 1979 on Blagraves Lane.

Church Records

  • Remember that you may have to search under Mickleover for records prior to 1866 (when the parish was formed).

  • The London Family History Centre has the parish registers for 1680 thru 1924 and the Bishop's Transcripts for 1662 thru 1869 on microfilm.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Derby.

  • The Baptists built a chapel here before 1857.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here before 1857.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"LITTLEOVER, a chapelry in the parish of Mickleover, hundred of Morlaston, county Derby, 2 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Mickleover, in the diocese of Lichfield. The chapel contains a marble monument to one of the Harpur family. A short distance from the village is situated the county lunatic asylum, on an elevated spot from which there is an extensive prospect."

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

The village now functiuons as a suburb of Derby city and lies 3 miles south of the city centre.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Littleover 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 SK325338 (Lat/Lon: 52.900642, -1.518289), Littleover which are provided by:

Military History

  • According to the Traces of War website, there are 10 Commonwealth war graves from World War II in the churchyard.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township and Chapelry in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In April, 1928, this parish gave up 62 acres to Derby Civil Parish and 156 acres to Normanton Civil parish.

  • In April, 1968, this parish was abolished and 14 acres were given to Findern Civil parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

  • In 1768 Thomas WADE left a charity of 12 shillings a year to be paid to poor widows on every St. Thomas day. In 1857, his decendant, Geoerge WADE, was still honoring this bequest.

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