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  • TAYLOR, Keith - Tansley Remembered. Ashridge Press/Country Books. ISBN 1-901214-43-5.



  • The parish was in the Matlock sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

  • Census transcriptss are online at Wirksworth.Org.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2526 & 2542
1871 R.G. 10 / 3631
1891 R.G. 12 / 2776


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tansley 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

  • A district church was built here in 1839 and opened for services in 1840.

  • The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

  • The church seats 300.

  • The church was enlarged in 1870.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of Tansley Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2010.

Church Records

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • A useful website is the Burial Registers Index 1840 - 2002.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

  • The church is now in the Wirksworth Deanery.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built in the village in 1829, replacing an older, smaller chapel built in 1811.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Matlock sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"TANSLEY, a hamlet in the parish of Crich, hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 5 miles N.E. of Crich, and 1½ mile E. of Matlock, its railway station and post town. The village contains a candlewick and small-ware manufactory. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £100, in the patronage of the Vicar of Crich."

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

  • Stop by the Village Hall, near the Green, to check out the activity schedule.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

  • Check out the Village website for pictures and current events.

  • Mike FOWKES provides a photograph of Tansley village on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
You can see pictures of Tansley which are provided by:



Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK322598 (Lat/Lon: 53.134374, -1.520163), Tansley which are provided by:

Military Records

  • There is a list of the names on the War Memorial on the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

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

  • This place was an ancient Township in Crich parish in Derby county..

  • Tansley was incorporated from part of Crich Civil Parish as its own Civil Parish in December, 1866. It covers 1,137 acres.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Matlock petty session hearings every other Wednesday.

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


  • A National School was built and opened here in 1843. An Infant School was later added.