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  • St Paul, Church Road, Church of England


  • 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 / 2506
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


  • St Paul, Church Road, Church of England

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Church History

  • There was a small chapel of ease here, subordinate to All Saints, Derby. It was only 15 feet by 44 feet and was enlarged in 1835.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Paul.

  • The church was built in 1874 about a half mile from the Chapel of Ease. The 12th century tower from the old chapel was retained.

  • The church seats 365.

  • Eamon CURRY provides a photograph of St. Paul's Churcht on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1772 for baptisms, 1755 for marriages and 1821 for burials.

  • Look for earlier register entries under All Saints, Derby.

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

  • Marriages at Quarndon, 1775-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1859.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"QUARNDON is a village in the parish of its name, in the same hundred as Allestry, about three miles and a half N.N.W. from Derby; deriving some celebrity from its chalybeate waters, which are considered highly beneficial in cases of debility, and from the salubrity of its situation."

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

The village lies three miles north of Derby city. Photographs of Quarndon are at the Derbyshire Photos site.

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Historical Geography

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


  • There are Chalybeate springs near neighboring Kedleston. The iron-rich water was very popular in the 1600s and 1700s.

  • The parish land was mostly used for pasturage.

  • A history of Quarndon has been written and copies distributed to every householder. Check local libraries for a copy.

  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Quarndon by Barbarann AYARS.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK335410 (Lat/Lon: 52.965302, -1.502681), Quarndon which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorials are in St. Paul's Church.

Military Records

The inscription and the names from the stainless-steel war memorial plaque are:

  • In memory of nine brave men of this parish who, obeying the summons to fight for their country in the Great War, 1914-1919, answered a higher call and returned not again.

  • William Arthur BOISSIER
  • Harry BULL
  • Eric DUNSTON
  • Joseph HEATHCOTE
  • William Fredk PEARCE
  • Horace REVITT
  • Ernest George RIDE
  • George WINSON

  • And three who returned to die:

  • Erskine CROSSLEY wounded in France July 1916 died April 3 1920.
  • William FOWKE gassed in France May 19 1918 d. August 28 1919.
  • Alfred SCOTT d. March 11 1920.

There is also a Roll of Honour framed in the church.

The one WW II burial in the churchyard is for:

  1. Walter Edward STONE, priv., Royal Berks. Rgmt., age 23, died 30 Sept. 1940, son of Arthur and Bertha.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry in Derby's St. Alkmond parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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