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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

You can see pictures of Turnditch which are provided by:
"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.



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.