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Somersall Herbert



  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957


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Church History

  • This place originally had a small Chapel of Ease from Sudbury parish, but in the 15th century became its own ecclesiastical parish.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.

  • The old church was torn down and a new church was built in 1874.

  • Alan WALKER has a photograph of St Peter's Church on Geograph, taken in March, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

Description and Travel

"SOMERSALL is a small village, in the parish of Somersall-Herbert, in the same hundred as Doveridge, and adjoining thereto. It contains a small ancient church, dedicated to St. Peter: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Earl of Chesterfield. The inhabitants of this parish and that of Doveridge, are chiefly employed in agriculture, the number in Somersall-Herbert in 1831, was 117, being an increase, in thirty years, of twenty-nine persons."

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

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Historical Geography

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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 Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union in Staffordshire.