"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]
Note: The date of 1545 given above also appears as 1845 in other sources. 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. Langley Common is a crossroad due south of Kirk Langley where Long Road intersects Moor Lane (the B5020).
You can see pictures of Kirk Langley which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Kirk Langley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK288388 (Lat/Lon: 52.945819, -1.572851), Kirk Langley which are provided by: