Kirk Hallam


Archives & Libraries

Kirk Hallam village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at the Queen Elizabeth Way shops every fourth Friday at noon.



David KELLY has a photograph of the churchyard alongside Kirk Hallam Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2018.

Stephen McKAY also has a photograph of All Saints' churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.



  • The parish was in the Spondon sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • Some 1861 Census pages have portions of the parish in the Horsley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 181
1851 H.O. 107 / 2141
1861 R.G. 9 / 2493 & 2508
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was built in the late Norman period, but no precise date is recorded. The church had a vicar in 1296.
  • The church is on Ladywood Road.
  • The church was in a ruinous state in 1778.
  • The church was repaired in 1844 and the porch rebuilt.
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 90.
  • Garth NEWTON has a photograph of Kirk Hallam Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1660.
  • Marriages at Kirk Hallam, 1700-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"KIRK HALLAM, a parish in the hundreds of Appletree and Morleston, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Derby. It is situated on a branch of the Erewash canal, and contains the township of Mapperley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £280. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, stands in the hundred of Morleston. The charities produce about £6 per annum."

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

The parish is on the Nutbrook Canal, 8 miles west of Nottingham.

You can see pictures of Kirk Hallam which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of the Cat and Fiddle Public House on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK457404 (Lat/Lon: 52.959031, -1.321139), Kirk Hallam which are provided by:


Military History


Military Records

These six people buried in All Saints churchyard are:

  1. Jeffrey ALDRED, srgt., RAF Vol. Rsv., died 20 Apr. 1945.
  2. Herbert W. BAGGALEY, aircraftman 2nd Cl., RAF Vol. Rsv., age 22. died 7 Sept. 1941.
  3. Herbert BIGGS, gunner, Royal Art., age 35, died 6 Feb. 1946.
  4. Thomas CLAY, Flight Lt., RAF Vol. Rsv, age 24, died 20 June 1945.
  5. Vera A. CLOWES, aircraftwoman 1st Cl., WAAF, died 1 June 1943.
  6. Alfred WINDMILL, priv., West Surrey Rgt., age 19, died 27 Apr. 1942.

Politics & Government

  • This place was both an ancient township and an ancient parish in county Derby. It became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake) until 1868.
  • In April, 1934, this civil parish was disolved and amalgamated into both Dale Abbey Civil Parish and Ilkeston Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Smalley (Ilkeston Court) petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became a member of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.