"TOTLEY is another hamlet, in the parish of Dronfield, about three miles north-west from that town, containing 351 inhabitants."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
This township and parish is 6 miles south-west of Sheffield and covers 1,811 acres, including the hamlet of The Bents just north-west of the village. The landscape in the old directories is described as "moory".
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This place was an ancient township in Dronfield parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in Decmber, 1866.
This place was a part of the Hundred of Scarsdale.
In 1934, this parish was abolished and 751 acres were amalgamated into the Holmsfield Civil Parish, The remaining 1,100 acres became part of the Hallam Ward of the city of Sheffield and became part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Derbyshire misses all of you!
Wills of Dore and Totley 1539 - 1747 is a book of 58 pages edited by David HEY, and published by the Dore Village Society in 1990. The Wills (including inventories) were transcribed by the Local History class, and the book contains 10 full transcriptions plus a list of all the other wills and inventories which were transcribed.