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

  • Census transcripts are online at Wirksworth.Org.

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

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 198
1861 R.G. 9 / 2517 thru 2519 & 2524
1891 R.G. 12 / 2756


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

  • This place was a chapelry to Wirkswirth church until the new church was dedicated.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to The Holy Trinity.

  • The church was built in 1839 and opened for devine service in October, 1842.

  • The church was restored in 1884.

  • The church seats 413.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church at Geo-graph, taken in 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1839.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Wirksworth.

  • The Congregationalists built a chapel here in 1786.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Congregationalist Church at Geo-graph, taken in 2009.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here circa 1817 and rebuilt it in 1874.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1846 and rebuilt it in 1870.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Primitive Methodist Church at Geo-graph, taken in 2009.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"MIDDLETON-BY-WIRKSWORTH, a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 1 mile N.W. of Wirksworth, its post town, and 2 miles S.W. of the Cromford railway station. The village is extensive, and a portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the marble quarries. This township, in conjunction with Ible and Ironbrook Grange, forms a chapelry."

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Middleton 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 SK277559 (Lat/Lon: 53.099569, -1.587758), Middleton which are provided by:

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • The place was an ancient Chapelry in Wirkworth parish in Derby county and was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • The parish included the townships of Ible and Ironbrook Grange.

  • In April, 1934, this parish was abolished and the area amalgamated back into Wirksworth Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Wirksworth petty session hearings every other Tuesday.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Ashbourn Poorlaw Union.