OCKBROOK, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2493
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726
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Church History

"At the village of Ockbrook, five miles from Derby, the Brethren built another beautiful settlement. For some years, with Ockbrook as a centre, they had a clear field for work in the surrounding district; they had preaching places at Eaton, Belper, Codnor, Matlock, Wolverhampton, Sheffield, Dale, and other towns and villages; and yet not a single one of these places ever developed into a congregation."

(A History of the Moravian Church, J. E. HUTTON, 1909)
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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"OCKBROOK is a parish, in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch; the village is about two miles E. from Spondon, and about five E. by S. from Derby. This place partakes with Spondon in the manufacture of bobbin-net and lace. At a short distance from the village is an establishment of the Moravians, founded in 1750; the females, who are employed in fine muslin work, occupy a building, called the 'sisters' house', separated from that inhabited by the single men by a commodious chapel and a boarding-school. The parish church, dedicated to All Saints, is chiefly in the Norman style of architecture. A place of worship for Wesleyan methodists, and a national school, the latter erected in 1816, are in the village. The parish (which has no dependent township), contained, in 1821, 1,203 inhabitants, and in 1831, 1,634."

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

The parish is near the Derby Canal, 5 miles east of Derby city and 130 miles north of London. It covers over 1,600 acres and includes the village of Borrowash and the hamlet of Shacklecross (alternately spelled Shachlecross).

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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History

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Migration, Internal

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Military History

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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