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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2424
1891 R.G. 12 / 2649


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Pleasley 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 Saint Michael.

  • The church is of early Norman origin.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of St. Michael's church tower on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2008.

  • The parish had a mission chapel in New Houghton, built in 1897 and dedicated as "Christ Church".

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1553l.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1906.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Pleasley which are provided by:
"PLEASELEY is a village, in the parish of its name, which is in the same hundred as Bolsover, about four miles S.S.E. from that town. It was at one period of much greater consequence than it now is, having been a market town."

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

  • The River Meden runs through the parish.

  • The village lies 9 miles south-east of Chesterfield, just south of the A617.

  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2013.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pleasley 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 SK504645 (Lat/Lon: 53.175213, -1.247406), Pleasley which are provided by:

Military History

  • An ashler cenotaph was erected in 1918 on the west side of Chesterfield Road .

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial in Pleasley Vale on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2007.

Names, Geographical

  • Many locals pronounce the name as "Plesley" (Thank you, Brian Johnson, 2013).

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.