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  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2507
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

  • The church was originally built in the 13th century as a chapel of ease to Duffield.

  • The church seats about 150.

  • The church is described at the Peak Districtwebsite .

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1780.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Wirksworth.

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

  • A Congregational chapel was built here in 1818.

  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel here before 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

"TURNDITCH, a chapelry in the parish of Duffield, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 9 miles from Derby, its post town, and 3½ W. of Belper."

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

The village lies about 10 miles north of Derby on the A517 arterial road west of Belper.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Turnditch 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 SK293463 (Lat/Lon: 53.013190, -1.564733), Turnditch which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Duffield parish and was formed as a separate Civil Parish in 1847.

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

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Belper petty session hearings every other week.

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