"BRINSLEY, or Brunsley, a hamlet and a chapelry in Greasley parish, Notts. The hamlet lies on the river Erewash, the Nottingham canal, and the Midland railway, near High-Park, 7 miles SE by S of Alfreton; and has a post office, of the name of Brinsley, under Alfreton. Pop., 1,139; chiefly stocking makers and colliers. The chapelry till very recently was annexed to the vicarage of Greasley, but is now a separate benefice. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £133. Patron, the Duke of Newcastle. The church was built in 1862. There are two Wesleyan chapels." [John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]
The parish was in the Greasley sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Brinsley is both a township and a parish. The parish lies 137 miles north of London, 7 miles north-west of Nottingham and 2.5 miles north-west of Greasley. The parish borders Derbyshire on the west and covers 958 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the M1 motorway to the A610 trunk road at roundabout 27 and turn west. At the second roundabout, just past Underwood, you should be on the A608. Brinsley is just ahead, on the right.
Alternatively, by automobile, you can take the A610 just past Eastwood and turn right onto the A608.
Brinsley Parish Hall on Cordy Lane is available for wedding hire or an event like a large family reunion.
You can see pictures of Brinsley which are provided by:
"A wrought iron screen in the chancel of St James the Great was erected in memory of the parishioners who died in the Great War (Faculty dated 20 October 1919). A brass plaque commemorates the gift: 'The chancel screen was erected by public subscription in memory of the following parishioners who laid down their lives in the Great War (names). 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'".