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Archives and Libraries

Hartshorne village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops on Repton Road every fourth Wednesday after noon.



  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2084
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244 & 3245
1891 R.G. 12 / 2509


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hartshorne area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church nave was entirely rebuilt in 1835.
  • The church was restored in 1902-03.
  • The church seats 350.
  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date only from 1624 for marriages, and from 1666 for baptisms and burials.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.
  • The parish had Baptist and Wesleyan Methodists chapels built before 1912.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

"HARTSHORN is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, 4 miles N.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. There are mines of coal and iron-stone in the parish; the manufacture of wood screws is carried on to a great extent by Messrs. Wood, Smith and Port, and there is a respectable brewery belonging to Messrs. Brunt and Co. The church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is in the early style of English architecture: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Earl of Chesterfield. the Rev. H. W. Buckley is the present incumbent. Population of the parish, at the last census, 1,204."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

Hartshorne lies on the road from Derby to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 4 miles north-west from Ashby-de-la-Douzh. The A154 arterial road runs through the parish.

Goseley and Midway are hamlets in the parish.

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

  • The War Memorial stands just outside the entrance to Saint Peter's Church.
  • Chris PRESTON has a photograph of the War Memorial on the Derbyshire War Memorials website.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In August, 1882, this Civil Parish was reduced in size in order to enlarge Smisby Civil parish.
  • You may contact the Hartshorne Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.


  Year  Inhabitants
1801 580
1821 870
1831 1,204
1851 1,350


A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built in 1642 and restored in 1898.

An INFANTS' schooll was built here in 1786 and opened the next year.