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Derby Hills

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  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2140
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720

Church History

  • The inhabitants attended the Anglican church at Melbourne.

Church Records

  • The Anglican Church, had there been one, would have been in the rural deanery of Melbourne.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of Trinity Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

"DERBY HILLS, an extra-parochial place in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, in the S. division of the county of Derby, 9 miles S. of Derby."

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

The village and parish are 9 miles south of Derby and 10 miles from Burton-on-Trent.

Richard WEBB has a photograph of the road and a small reservoir just west of the hamlet on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2004.

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John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72" tells us that: "DERBY-HILLS, an extra-parochial liberty in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; 9 miles S of Derby. Acres, 270. Real property, £483. Pop., 37. Houses, 9."

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Historical Geography

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


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient extra-parochial Liberty area in Derby county.
  • In December, 1858, this place was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • Philip HEATH advises that this parish was dissolved and the northern part amalgamated into Melbourne Civil Parish in April 1983. The southern portion was amalgamated into Ticknall Civil Parish
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings every third Thursday.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act of 1834 reforms, the parish became a member of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.