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Normanton by Derby


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


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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

"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.

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Historical Geography

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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.