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  • Just 1/2 mile south of the village on Leapley Lane is a relatively new cemetery, apparently opened around 1960.



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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519
1891 R.G. 12 / 2751


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Church History

  • There was an ancient Hermitage (or Preceptory) here run by the Knights of St. John.

  • Yeaveley was originally a Chapelry to Shirley parish church. That chapel was reported as "decayed" in 1650.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

  • The church was built in 1840 on the site of an older, ruinous chapel. At the same time, Yeaveley was created as a separate ecclesiastical parish.

  • The church was consecrated on 15 April 1841.

  • The east windows of the church is a war memorial to men who served in World War One.

  • The church seated about 154 person in 1857.

  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1841. Entries prior to that date can be found in Shirley's parish register. Burials prior to 1841 appear to have been done at Shirley.

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

  • John MILLS has photographs of Yeaveley gravestones on his website.

  • The church is in the deanery of Ashbourne.

  • The Independents built a chapel here in 1815 which they shared with the Primitive Methodists.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

  • Civil Registration records prior to 1860 should be found under Shirley parish.

Description and Travel

"YEAVELEY, a chapelry [of Shirley], 4 miles S. from Ashbourn. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a neat brick structure, with a tower and one bell. The living is a perpetual curacy; the vicar of Shirley, patron, and Rev. Henry S. Pearson, B.A., incumbent. A national school was erected in 1840; and the Independents have a chapel, in which they have service on a portion of the Sunday, and the Primitive Methodists occupy it on the other portion."

[Description from Harrison, Harrop & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Derbyshire, 1860]

Hales Green is a small village 1 mile north-west of Yeaveley, Stydd, formerly STEDDE, is a former Township 1 mile south-west of the village.

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Historical Geography

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Military Records

  • In the church is a tablet mounted on the north wall to commemorate Private Allen BRASSINGTON who fell one month before the Armistice of WWI.

  • There is no entry in the Commonwealth War Grave Commission database for Allen BRASSINGTON.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township and Chapelry in Shirley parish in Derbyshire.

  • This place appears to have become a separate Civil Parish some time in the 1860s, but the precise date awaits further research.

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

  • The parish has a joint Parish Council with Rodsley.

  • Today the parish is in the Derbyshire Dales district.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Appletree petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourn Poorlaw Union.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1840.