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

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

Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2140
1861 R.G. 9 / 2492
1891 R.G. 12 / 2724 & 2725

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sandiacre area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • There was an ancient chapel here, dedicated to Saint Sytha (or Osyth), a Mercian princess.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.

  • The church was built early in the Norman era, probably around 1160.

  • The whole church was restored in 1883.

  • The church seats 330.

  • Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1571 for baptiusms, 1570 for burials and 1581 for marriages.

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

  • Marriages at Sandiacre, 1581-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church is in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1826.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"SANDIACRE is a village, in the small parish of its name, in the same hundred as Ilkeston, about four miles, south, from that town, & about nine, east, from Derby, situate close to the western boundary of the county of Nottingham. A market and fair was formerly held in the village, but at present little importance belongs to it as a place of trade."

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

The M1 Motorway runs just west of the village. The parish borders on Nottinghamshire to the east and covers 1,090 acres.

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Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sandiacre to another place.


  • There is an 1899 Photograph on FLICKR of Town Street that might be useful.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK476368 (Lat/Lon: 52.926486, -1.293379), Sandiacre which are provided by:

Politics and Government

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

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

  • You may contact the Sandiacre Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the Erewash Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Smalley (Ilkeston court) petty session hearings.

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

  • Alan MURRAY_RUST has a photograph of Dr. Bland's Almshouses in the Derby Road on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2014.