"LANGLEY, or Kirk-Langley, with MEYNELL LANGLEY form a parish, in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, about 2 miles S.E. from Brailsford, on the road to Derby. The little trade it enjoys is maintained, like Brailsford, by the passing through of travellers. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, was nearly destroyed by a violent tempest which happened in 1545. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Godfrey Meynell, Esq. A free-school for twelve children, originally founded in 1750, and a Sunday-school, under the patronage of the rector, are in the parish - which contained, at the last census (1831) 553 persons, being one more inhabitant than was returned for it in 1821."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Kirk Langley is also a township in the parish. It sits 8 miles south-west from Belper. Meynell Langley is a hamlet in this parish. Note: The date of 1545 given above also appears as 1845 in other sources.
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