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  • The cemetery of 2 acres opened in 1880.

  • The cemetery is administered by the Parish Council.


  • The parish was in the Measham subdistrict of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1871 R.G. 10 / 3243


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

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Measham subdistrict of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Measham which are provided by:
"MEASHAM is a village and parish, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, county of Derby, though locally situate in the western division of the hundred of Goscote, county of Leicester, about three miles and a half S.S.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the canal of which name passes through the village; and the parish is bounded on the west, north, and south, by the river Mease. There are potteries in the neighbourhood, which give employment to some of the inhabitants, but the majority are employed in agriculture, and many farmers and graziers of great respectability are resident in the parish."

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



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Measham 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 SK334121 (Lat/Lon: 52.705519, -1.507120), Measham which are provided by:

Politics and Government

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

  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In May, 1897, civil administration of this parish was passed to Leicestershire.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.