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  • 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 / 2507
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741 & 2744


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Milford 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 the Holy Trinity.

  • A new ecclesiastical parish was formed here in 1846.

  • The church was built in 1847-48.

  • The church seats 500.

  • Garth NEWTON has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on the Geo-graph site, taken in May, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1846.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.

  • There was a Unitarian church here in 1817, but all mention of it disappears by 1857.

  • The Baptists built a chapel here in 1849.

  • By 1895 the parish had chapels for the Wesleyan, Reformed and Primitive Methodists.

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 Milford which are provided by:
"MILFORD is a village, partly in the township of Belper and partly in the hamlet of Makeney, in the parish of Duffield; two miles S. of Belper, and 6 to the north of Derby. The river Derwent flows across the centre of the village, over which is a handsome stone bridge. The cotton works of Messrs. Strutt, which are conducted here upon a scale of great magnitude, employ the larger portion of the population. The mansions and grounds of the Hon. Capt. Gore, and of Anthony Strutt, Esq. are great embellishments to this busy little village. The population is returned with the parish."

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



Historical Geography

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


  • The King William Public House was a popular spot for collecting local gossip.

  • David LALLY has a photograph of the King WIlliam Public House on Geograph, taken in December, 2008.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK351446 (Lat/Lon: 52.997561, -1.478471), Milford which are provided by:

Military History

  • A War Memorial was built in 1926 just in front of the church.

  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2005.

  • Tony BACON has a similar shot of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2011.

Military Records

  • There is a photograph of the Roll of Honour on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2015. Some names are difficult to read.

Names, Geographical

  • It is possible that during the latter part of the 18th century Milford may also have been known as 'New Mills'. See the New Mills parish page on this site for more details.

Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Belper petty session hearings every other week.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Belper Poorlaw Union.