Shirebrook township, chapelry, and well-built scattered village, on the verge of the county, 3 miles N.N.E. from Pleasley, and 3 miles N. from Mansfield, by the foot road, but the carriage road is through Pleasley; contains 1,440 acres of land, 61 houses, and 326 inhabitants. Rateable value, £1,250. It is freehold, and the owners are the Duke of Devonshire, Capt. Drawater, John Nicholson, Joseph Nicholson, Francis Hall, Samuel Shipman, William Fletcher, Wright Smith, Robert Malkin, Charles Newbold, William Fowles, Esqrs, Mrs Greaves, and a few others. The chapel of ease, is a neat stone building, erected in 1843, (in place of a venerable structure) at a cost of £1,000, the present rector taking the pecuniary management, which has been defrayed by private description; it was consecrated on the Wednesday in the feast week, which is the Sunday before old Michaelmas Day, in 1843. A Sunday school is held in the village.