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Archives & Libraries

Bradley is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at Yew Tree Lane on every fourth Monday in the mid-afternoon.

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Cemeteries

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Census

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
     
  • By 1911, the parish was re-assigned to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2146
1861 R.G. 9 / 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church was built in the 14th century. It is the third church built on this site.
     
  • Originally the church had a wooden bell turret on the west end which contained three bells. That turret has since been removed.
     
  • Two photographs of All Saints Church can be found on the Derbyshire photos site.
     
  • Martyn GLOVER provides a photograph of Bradley Church on Geo-graph, taken in September 2006.
     
  • Martyn GLOVER also has a photograph of the Bradley Church and Hall on Geo-graph, taken in December 2006.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1579, but the early years are "very dilapidated".
     
  • We have a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a pop-up window text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
     
  • The Family History Library has the parish register for 1591 through 1981 on microfilm. They also have a microfilm of the transcript of baptisms from 1813 through 1874, which was created by the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashborne.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
     
  • By 1911, the parish was re-assigned to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
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Description & Travel

"BRADLEY, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 3 miles to the E. of Ashbourne, its post town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £259, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, a small building of ancient date, is dedicated to All Saints. Bradley is one of the parishes which share in common the benefit of Gisborne's Charity, the annual produce of which is nearly £700. Bradley Park is not far from the village."

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

You can see pictures of Bradley which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bradley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

The parish land was largely used for dairy pasturage.

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Manors

Bradley Hall was unoccupied in 1912.

Peter BARR has a photograph of Bradley Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2012. The Hall stands about a half mile north of the village.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK225458 (Lat/Lon: 53.009042, -1.66612), Bradley which are provided by:

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Medical Records

In this parish was the Ashbourne Joint Hospital Board's Smallpox Hospital, which had room for 20 patients. These hospitals did not have to archive patient records, but you may find accounting records and photographs in the archives.

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Military History

There are two monuments in the parish church. One is to the three men from the parish who died in World War One. The other is a private memorial for Flight Officer Robert TOMLINSON, RAF Vol. Rsrv. who died in WWII.

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Military Records

  • There is a War Memorial inside All Saints Church.
     
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Occupations

In 1912, most of the residents were listed as "cowkeepers".

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Derby and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In April, 1934, this Civil Parish absorbed 49 acres from the abolition of Sturston Civil Parish.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashbourn petty session hearings.
     
  • There is an index of seven Bradley Bastardy Papers held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Bradley" from the list of parishes displayed.
     
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourne Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here in 1873 for 90 children. Average attendance in 1912 was 55.