SNELSTON, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2520
1881 R.G. 11 / 3422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2752
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Church History

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Church Records

"Once a parochial chapelry of Norbury, Snelston became a separate parish in 1871 although in keeping with parochial chapelries it has it's own registers from 1575. Unfortunately Snelston is one of those parishes where damage has occured to the registers, this time by floodwater. It may be worth checking Bishops Transcripts at Lichfield before looking at the originals at DRO."
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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"SNELSTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 3½ miles S.W. of Ashbourne, its post town, and 3 from Norbury railway station. The village is situated on the river Dove. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the coal mines. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Norbury, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has a square embattled tower. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. There are some charities, also a free school, which is supported by J. Harrison, Esq., the lord of the manor. Snelston Hall is the principal residence."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Colin PARK has a photograph of the Village Hall, Snelston, taken in September, 2012. Visitors should stop by and request a schedule of forth-coming events.

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Directories

Francis WHITE's 1857 History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby reports:

SNELSTON a township, parish, and village, pleasantly situated 14 miles W by N from Derby and three miles S.W. from Ashbourn contains 2,072A 1r 1p of rich land, mostly pasture; rateable value £3,112. In 1851, it had 81 houses and 389 inhabitants of whom 201 were males and 188 females. The North Staffordshire railway runs through the parish and occupies 9A 3r 2p of land. John Harrison Esq is the principal owner and lord of the manor. Lord Scarsdale, Thomas Fitzherbert, Esq., J. G. Copestake. Esq., and the Hon. and Rev. Augustus Duncombe, have also estates here. Many of the farm houses have been lately rebuilt, some of which are extensive dairy farms. The Church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient Gothic structure, covered with luxuriant ivy. It has nave, chancel, side aisles, and handsome tower, with a clock and three bells, and the interior is neatly fitted up.

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Gazetteers

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History

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Military History

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Military Records

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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