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Stanton by Dale



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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2491
1891 R.G. 12 / 2725


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stanton by Dale area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael (possibly St. Michael and All Angels).

  • The church was rebuilt in 1350, but the tower is a 15th century addition.

  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1872.

  • The church seats about 200.

  • David HALLAM-JONES has a photogrpah of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1604 and is in good condition.

  • Marriages at Stanton by Dale, 1605-1812 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.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Stanton by Dale which are provided by:
"STANTON-BY-DALE, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 9 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 N. of Ilkeston. It is a station on the Erewash Valley railway. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated near the Erewash and Nutbrook canals. Coal is found here. The Donnington hounds meet in this parish. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the iron works."

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

The Erewash and Nutbrook Canal runs through the parish. The parish covers just over 1,491 acres.



Historical Geography

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


  • The village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.

  • The village feast was held on the Sunday before Michaelmas Day (29 September).


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK464385 (Lat/Lon: 52.941872, -1.310986), Stanton by Dale which are provided by:

Military Records

  • There is a War Memorial just outside of St. Michael's Church. A photograph and names are listed at Derbyshire War Memorials site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and 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 Stanton by Dale 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.

  • The parish had Almshouses built in 1711 by Mrs. Winifred MIDDLEMORE for four persons.

  • Garth NEWTON has a photogrpah of the Middlemore Almshouses on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2001.

  • Two other almshouses were built in 1735 by Mr. Gregory GREGORY.

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