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Normanton by Derby


  • St Giles, Village Street, Church of England


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


  • St Giles, Village Street, Church of England

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.

  • The church is on the Village Green in Normanton.

  • The church was "beautified" in 1719.

  • The church was rebuilt in 1862.

  • The church seats 230.

  • The church has its own St. Giles Church website, but there appears to be no history at that site.

  • There is a photograph of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Panoramio.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1813. Entries prior to that date can be found in the registers of Saint Peter's Church in Derby.

  • Marriages at Normanton by Derby, 1769-1810 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Derby.

  • The Congregationalists built a small chapel here prior to 1891.

  • The Primitive Methodists had a small chapel here prior to 1857.

  • In the 20th century, the parish has seen a number of new mosques and temples appear. The are also Polish, Ukranian and Serbian churches.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Normanton by Derby which are provided by:
"NORMANTON, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 2 miles S. of Derby, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the Birmingham railway, and is chiefly agricultural. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in framework knitting. The Derby canal crosses the N.E. part of the parish, and the Birmingham and Derby Junction railway intersects it."

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

The parish is now one of the southern suburbs of Derby city.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Normanton by Derby 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 SK336331 (Lat/Lon: 52.894282, -1.502008), Normanton by Derby which are provided by:

Military History

  • The Regimental District No. 45, depot of the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment), had its barracks here on 14 acres of ground. The barracks were built in 1878.

  • In 1891 the Commanding Officer was Col. H. H. HOOKE. Colonel HOOKE was born in Ireland circa 1842 and married his wife Lucy, also Irish-born, around 1880. Colonel HOOKE had served in the Abyssinian Camapign in 1868. In 1890, the London Gazette tells us he was promoted from Lieutenant-Colonel to full Colonel.

  • The barracks were demolished in 1981.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derbyshire and it was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish some time before 1901.

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

  • In April, 1928, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land divided between Derby, Littleover and Sinfin Moor Civil parishes.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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