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Archives and Libraries

Hulland Ward is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at Ashes Avenue Car Park on every fourth Monday in the early afternoon.



Mike FOWKES has a photograph of the churchyard at Christ Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.



  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District until 1901.
  • Prior to the 1911 census, the parish was reassigned to the Brassington sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District until 1901.
  • Check for census records at
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2146
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519 & 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2751 & 2753


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Christ.
  • The church was built in 1838.
  • The church seats 273.
  • Mike FOWKES has a photograph of Christ Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.
  • There was once a church in Biggin township, but by 1900 even the site of the church had been forgotten.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register daes from 1838.
  • The churh was in the rural deanery of Ashborne.
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials partially extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • By 1891 the Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here.
  • By 1891 the Primitive Methodists had three chapels here.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"HULLAND, a township and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Ashbourne, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 5 miles N.E. of Ashbourne, its post town, and 6 W. of the Belper and Duffield railway stations. The village, which is small, is situated on rising ground. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in dairy farming."

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

Hulland Ward is a township and a small village in the parish. The A517 secondary road runs through the south edge of the village. Colin PYLE has a photograph of the A517 junction west of Hulland Ward on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2016.

Cross-o’-th’-Hands, Shuckton Manor and Wardgate  are all places within the Hulland Ward township.

Biggin (both Nether and Upper) is a township and a small village in the parish.

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

  • The Traces of War website tells us that Christ Church's churchyard has 1 Commonwealth War Grave from World War I and 1 from World War II.
  • In 1891 and 1912, Lt.-Col. John Edward Paget MOSLEY resided in Hulland Hall. He had been a Colonel in the Bengal Staff Corps.

Military Records

These are the two Commonwealth War Grave burials in Hulland Ward churchyard:

  1. Alfred Henry GREGORY, RAF Vol. Rsrv., died 23 July 1941
  2. John William MORLEY, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 19 Oct. 1917

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Ashbourne parish in Derby county and it became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1773.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashbourn petty session hearings.
  • Biggin Township Bastardy cases would be heard in the Wirksworth petty session hearings.
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourne Poorlaw Union.

Probate Records

In an 1875 Will, Samuel DUROE of Hulland Ward, mentions:

  1. friend William HALL Carr Hall farmer Executor
  2. friend Thomas WOOLLEY bricklayer and farmer, Executor
  3. "aged mother Frances DUROE"
  4. brother John
  5. brother Thomas
  6. brother Frank
  7. sister Dorothy
  8. sister Fanny
  9. sister Judy
  10. George Thomas WHITE witness
  11. John Berresford RODGERS witness


A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here in 1838 for 130 children.