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Normanton by Derby

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Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of Normanton Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2018.



  • The parish was in the Shardlow sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • The 1066 "census" showed this village to hold: "20 villagers. 6 smallholders. 1 priest."
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2140


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church is on the Village Green in Normanton.
  • The church was "beautified" in 1719.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1862.
  • The church seats 230.
  • The church has its own St. Giles Church website, but there appears to be no history at that site.
  • David SMITH has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-Graph, taken in December, 2018.
  • There is a photograph of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Panoramio.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1813. Entries prior to that date can be found in the registers of Saint Peter's Church in Derby.
  • Marriages at Normanton by Derby, 1769-1810 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Derby.
  • The Congregationalists built a small chapel here prior to 1891.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a small chapel here prior to 1857.
  • David DIXON has a photograph of the relatively new Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.
  • In the 20th century, the parish has seen a number of new mosques and temples appear. The are also Polish, Ukranian and Serbian churches.
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Sikh temple on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Normanton was a village and parish just 2 miles south of Derby city.

The parish is now one of the southern suburbs of Derby city.

Philip GRIMSHAW has a photograph of Normanton Park on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.

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"NORMANTON, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 2 miles S. of Derby, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the Birmingham railway, and is chiefly agricultural. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in framework knitting. The Derby canal crosses the N.E. part of the parish, and the Birmingham and Derby Junction railway intersects it."

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

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Historical Geography

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



  • The name implies that this place was a Viking settlement circa 900 AD.
  • Normanton is mentioned twice in the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Normanton by Barbarann AYARS.
  • David DIXON has a photograph of the Norman Arms Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.
  • Ian CALDERWOOD has a photograph of the The Greyhound Hotel on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.


In the 1740s the Dixie family had Normanton Hall built.


Military History

  • Normanton Barracks were built between 1874 and 1877 as a result of the Cardwell Reforms to localise British Military forces. During World War One, the barracks became Normanton Barracks Red Cross Hospital. During the Second World War the barracks were significantly expanded. They were decommissioned in 1963 and then demolished in 1981. During the 1901 census, there were 202 people in the barracks.
  • The Regimental District No. 45, depot of the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment), had its barracks here in 1877.
  • In 1891 the Commanding Officer was Col. H. H. HOOKE. Colonel HOOKE was born in Ireland circa 1842 and married his wife Lucy, also Irish-born, around 1880. Colonel HOOKE had served in the Abyssinian Campaign in 1868. In 1890, the London Gazette tells us he was promoted from Lieutenant-Colonel to full Colonel.
  • David SMITH has a photograph of the War Memorial in St. Giles Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2018.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derbyshire and it was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish some time before 1901.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In April, 1928, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land divided between Derby, Littleover and Sinfin Moor Civil parishes.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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