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"MAPPERLEY, a township in the parish of Kirk-Hallam, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 7 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 N.W. of the Ilkeston railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the Erewash canal. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the collieries. There is a Sunday-school with an endowment of £6 per annum, also a place of worship for the Wesleyans." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

The Mapperley Reservior and Mapperley Park are just north of the village.



  • The parish was in the Horsley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2508
1891 R.G. 12 / 2742


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


Church History

  • The Anglican ecclesiastical parish was formed on 22 July 1870 from the civil parish of Kirk Hallam.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • The church was built of stone in 1851.
  • Subsidence, caused by coal mining, caused the church to be closed in 1964. A new structure was built on a concrete "raft" and opened in 1966.
  • The church is on Mapperley Lane south of Main Street.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of the new church at The Peak District website.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1851.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.
  • There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the parish in 1912.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011. It also conveys the bucolic nature of the parish.

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Historical Geography

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




Military History

  • In 1912, this parish was the partially owned by Captain William Drury DRURY-LOWE (ret.) of the Grenadier Guards. He would later die in World War I at the Somme in September, 1916.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Kirk Hallam parish and was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Mapperley Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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


A mixed school was erected in 1867 considerably enlarged in 1890, for 140 children and infants.