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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.



David LALLY has a photograph of the Tiger Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2017.


Military History

Inside the parish church is a First and Second World War Memorial Tablet.

Also, on the wall of the old chapel on Ashbourne Road there is War Memorial plaque.


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.


A Public Elementary School (mixed) was erected in 1846 for 110 children.

Rob HOWL has a photograph of the School Clock and date-stone on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.