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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2494
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.

  • The church was rebuilt around 1200.

  • The church was restored and partially rebuilt in 1874-75 when the chancel was enlarged.

  • The church seats 200.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1675 for baptisms and burials, and of marriages from 1754.

  • Marriages at Stanley, 1754-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the former Wesleyan chapel on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"STANLEY, a chapelry in the parish of Spondon, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 4 W. of Ilkeston railway station. The village is small, and chiefly agricultural. Rope making is carried on. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Spondon, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The charities produce about £1 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel."

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

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK419404 (Lat/Lon: 52.959320, -1.377700), Stanley which are provided by:

Military History

  • In 1912, Captain William Drury DRURY-LOWE of the 2nd Derbyshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery, resided here. He served in South Africa from 1901-2902 and died in 1916 during World War I.
  • Garth NEWTON has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2001. The War Memorial is not far from the church.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Spondon parish in Derby county and it was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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