“QUARNDON, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 3 miles N.W. of Derby, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. There are a chalybeate spring and sulphur baths near the village. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £110.
The church has a turreted tower containing two bells. It was erected in 1790 on a site presented by Lord Scarsdale. The parochial charities produce about £35 per annum, of which £20 goes to Curzon's free school, which educates 20 poor children of the parishes of Kedleston, Quarndon, Weston, and Ravensdale Park. There are also two schools founded by William Evans. In the village are several lodging-houses for the accommodation of visitors to the baths.”
from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
In 1891 the parish had a village lending library of 200 volumes and a reading room.
The web-page author would recommend using the county library (on the far side of Derby city) as they have excellent local history and family history sections and trained reference librarians.
John SUTTON has a photograph of St Paul's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.
- The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
- The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No. 1851 H.O. 107 / 2144 1861 R.G. 9 / 2506 1891 R.G. 12 / 2741
- There was a small chapel of ease here, subordinate to All Saints, Derby. It was only 15 feet by 44 feet and was enlarged in 1835. This chapel was abandoned in 1874.
- The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Paul.
- The church was built in 1874 about a half mile from the Chapel of Ease. The 12th century tower from the old chapel was retained.
- The church's "skeleton" clock was installed in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
- The church seats 365.
- The Anglican parish church is a Grade II structure with Historic England.
- Eamon CURRY provides a photograph of St. Paul's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.
- The Anglican parish register dates from 1772 for baptisms, 1755 for marriages and 1821 for burials.
- Look for earlier register entries under All Saints, Derby.
- Michael SPENCER has started a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
- Marriages at Quarndon, 1775-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
- The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.
- The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1859.
- Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
- The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
In the 1861 Census of the Derby Gaol, we find: Samuel FOWKES, married, age 21, a Wheelwright of Quarndon.
"QUARNDON is a village in the parish of its name, in the same hundred as Allestry, about three miles and a half N.N.W. from Derby; deriving some celebrity from its chalybeate waters, which are considered highly beneficial in cases of debility, and from the salubrity of its situation."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The village lies three miles north of Derby city. Quarndon's westernmost area is part of the 18-hole Kedleston Park Golf Club. Photographs of Quarndon are at the Derbyshire Photos site.
You can find Bus service times for the three bus lines that serve Quarndon at the BusTimes webpage.
J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014. The Hall was built by the Curzon family in 1914. Stop in when they are open and ask for a copy of the forth-coming events list. These Halls are often used for local history and family history lectures.
J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014. As you can see, the village may need your artistic and advertising skills to improve their signage.
- Rosemary LOCKIE provides a transcription of the Quarndon entry under Allestree from Pigot & Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire (1835).
- Ann ANDREWS provides a transcription of the Quarndon entry from Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland (1891).
- The transcription of the section for Quarndon from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin HINSON.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Quarndon to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Quarndon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The 1086 Domesday Book mentions a manor here, held in 1066 by King Edward.
- The parish land was mostly used for pasturage.
- There are Chalybeate springs near neighboring Kedleston. The iron-rich water was very popular in the 1600s and 1700s.
- Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the Historic 18th century Well Plaque on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.
- A history of Quarndon has been written and copies distributed to every householder. Check local libraries for a copy.
- Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Quarndon by Barbarann AYARS.
- Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the The Joiners Arms Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.
The Joiners Arms has its own website.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK335410 (Lat/Lon: 52.965323, -1.502682), Quarndon which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
The inscription and the names from the relatively new (November 2010) stainless-steel war memorial plaque are:
- In memory of nine brave men of this parish who, obeying the summons to fight for their country in the Great War, 1914-1919, answered a higher call and returned not again.
- William Arthur BOISSIER
- Harry BULL
- Eric DUNSTON
- Joseph HEATHCOTE
- Harry MOORCROFT
- William Fredk PEARCE
- Horace REVITT
- Ernest George RIDE
- George WINSON
- And three who returned to die:
- Erskine CROSSLEY wounded in France July 1916 died April 3 1920.
- William FOWKE gassed in France May 19 1918 d. August 28 1919.
- Alfred W. SCOTT d. March 11 1920.
There is also a Roll of Honour framed in the church.
The one WW II burial in the churchyard is for:
- Walter Edward STONE, priv., Royal Berks. Rgmt., age 23, died 30 Sept. 1940, son of Arthur and Bertha.
Sir Frederick Henry ROYCE lived in Quarndon House from 1908 to 1911, a time when Rolls-Royce's Nightingale Road factory had just opened.
Jane TAYLOR offers this note from the Derby Mercury of 20 October, 1803: "DIED: At Quarndon, near this place, on Sunday last, Mr FROST, aged 77."
Jane TAYLOR in Redcar also has this announcement from the Derby Mercury of 10 October, 1804: "DIED: On Saturday evening, at Quarndon, near this town, aged 74, Mrs HEATH, relict of the late Mr. Christopher HEATH, formerly an Alderman of this Borough."
The Manchester Courier edition of 26 March, 1909, carries an obituary for: William Monk JERVIS of Quarndon.
- This place was an ancient chapelry in Derby's St. Alkmond parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.
- This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
- Peter BARR has a photograph of the Parish Council offices on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2010.
- District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.
- Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
- As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.
- Before the Board of Guardians for the Shardlow Union in 1837: "In Diseworth, Hannah SHEFFIELD resident of Quarndon illegitimate 5 year old."
- Before the Board of Guardians for Belper Union 1840: "Ann HURT 74 widow, settlement Trusley in Burton Union. Has removed to Derby. Relief discontinued."
I offer my hearty "Thank You" to Michael SPENCER, UK, who supplied most of this information. All are from Quarndon unless otherwise shown:
In 1858, Sarah WOOD of Quarndon, spinster, late of Burnaston, left a Will, made in 1853, which mentions:
- sister Ann RADSFORD
- sister Ellen BAINBRIGGE
In 1859, John FOWKE left a Will.
In 1860, Lydia WATSON left a Will.
In an 1860 Administration William WARDLE's (yeoman) estate was proved.
In 1862, Thomas LOWE left a Will.
In 1863, Dorothy Wilmott SITWELL left a Will.
In 1864, Thomas Marcus SIMPSON left a Will.
In 1864, Samuel SLACK of Quarndon, a labourer, left a Will which mentions:
- that he is the son of William and Elizabeth SLACK of Quarndon.
- wife Ann SLACK
- son William SLACK
- son Henry SLACK
- son Herbert SLACK
- son John SLACK
- son Alfred SLACK
- dau. Maria REEVES, wife of George REEVES of Newport, Monmouth
- Herbert SLACK, son of Caroline SLACK, another dau. now dec.
- John WALSTON fwk, witness
- Osmond FOWKES, witness
- Wm HOPE, Surrogate
In 1865, Thomas HOLMES of Quarndon, labourer, left a Will which mentions:
- wife Grace HOLMES
- dau. Elizabeth BLOXHAM
- dau. Mary, wife of John WALTON
- dau. Eliza, wife of Henry BANKS
- son George HOLMES
- friend Joseph WHITTAKER of Horsley nr Morley
- Thomas WALTON of Derby, grocer
- W. Turner SHAW, Solr, of Derby
In 1865, Thomas AULT of Quarndon, farmer, leaves a Will which mentions: William AULT of Kedleston.
In 1865, Thomas HOLMES left a Will.
In 1865, William WHITE of Quarndon, domestic servant, has his estate Administered which mentions: sister Mary BOALER of Middlesex.
An 1866 Administration, Ann SIMPSON of Quarndon, mentions: "Sarah WHEATCROFT and Adolphus Edward WHEATCROFT".
In 1866, Mary SMEDLEY of Derby, an innkeeper, left a Will written in 1862, which mentions: Thomas GRATTON of Quarndon.
In 1867, William KEELING left a Will.
An 1868 Administration, John BAKEWELL of Quarndon, who died in Rugby mentions: "Charles Henry BAKEWELL".
In 1868, Charles DENSTON left a Will.
In 1868, Hannah HARRISON of Derby, a spinster, left a Will which mentions: nephew Charles HAMPSHIRE of Quarndon, a builder.
In 1868, Hannah HUNT left a Will.
In 1868, Harriett MARSHMAN left a Will.
In 1868, John SOWTER of Quarndon, who died in died 1855, had his estate Administered which mentions:
- John SOWTER Mugginton
- Ellen SOWTER
- William SOWTER
- Samuel SOWTER
- Benjamin SOWTER
- Hannah HUNT
In 1869, John HACKETT left a Will.
In 1869, Thomas SKEVINGTON of Quarndon, Gentleman, left a Will which mentions:
- nephew Thomas Skevington ELLIN of Sheffield
- wife Ann SKEVINGTON of Mulberry Cottage, Quarndon
- nephew William SKEVINGTON eldest son of my brother John late of Ashbourne
- land at Yeaveley (owned or leased?)
- nephew Joseph SKEVINGTON second son of my brother John
- nephew John SKEVINGTON only son of my brother Joseph
- sister Ann ELLIN widow
- sister Georgiana RAWLIN wife of John
- sister Selina wife of Rev John TEAGUE
- late brother Augustus SKEVINGTON
- late brother Arthur SKEVINGTON
- William WHISTON, witness, Solr, Derby
- Edward ROBINSON Clerk to Messrs MUSTON and COOPER, Solr., Derby
In an 1870 Administration, Frances Elizabeth ROBINSON of Quarndon, who died in 1864 mentions: "William Henry COX, and Henry ROBINSON".
In 1870, William COCKAIN then of Crich formerly of Quarndon left a Will,
In 1870, John COCKAIN left a Will. Related to William, above?
In 1870, Thomas MASSEY left a Will.
In 1872, William HARDING of Quarndon left a Will which mentions: Emma Georgina SPRECKLEY and George SPRECKLEY.
In 1872, Selina SITWELL left a Will.
In an 1872 Administration, Joseph Cooke SPALTON of Clay Cross, who died in 1868 mentions: "Elizabeth SPALTON Quarndon".
In 1873, Robert GOODSON of the Kedleston Inn left a Will.
In 1873, Sarah SADLER left a Will.
In 1873, John OAKDEN of Quarndon left a Will which mentions:
- William Hurd OAKDEN of Derby and Burton on Trent, grocer
- Edward OAKDEN of Doveridge, farmer
- A house in Cheltenham
- Elizabeth OAKDEN
- nephew Edward Hurd OAKDEN eldest son of my late brother Edward
- the four nieces of my late wife, Harriet wife of George PERKINS, Eliza wife of Edward JACKSON, Ann wife of Thomas SAUNDERS, Emma WHITE, which are all children of my late wife's sister Emma WHITE
- Francis Buxton OAKDEN son of my brother William OAKDEN
- Anthony OAKDEN son of my brother William OAKDEN
- Charlotte wife of John DRAPER of Macclesfield dau. of my brother William OAKDEN
- Sarah wife of Joseph HILL dau. of my brother William OAKDEN
- the four children of my sister Ann wife of John SMITH of Northwood nr Ashbourne namely John SMITH, Edwin SMITH, Elizabeth wife of George OAKES of Stanton nr Ashbourne and Mary wife of William BARNETT of Ellaston
- Mary wife of John BOTT of Stanton nr Ashbourne a dau. of my brother Simon OAKDEN
- children of my late brother Edward OAKDEN of Cheltenham namely John OAKDEN, Eliza wife of Richard LOWE of Cheltenham, Francis BUXTON son of my sister Sarah wife of George BUXTON of Boston Grange nr Ashbourne
- children of my sister Sarah BUXTON namely George, William and Dorothy wife of Joseph STONE of Ashbourne
- Frederick BUXTON another son of my sister Sarah
- Charlotte BUXTON another dau. of my sister Sarah
- brother James OAKDEN his sons John and Simon
- great niece Emily BARNETT dau. of my niece Mary BARNETT
- brother James OAKDEN, nephew Frederick BUXTON and nephew Francis Buxton OAKDEN to share my wearing apparel. (One size fits all?)
- Mr FREEMAN Clerk to Messrs SIMPSON, TAYLOR and SIMPSON witness
- Wm PRICE farmer Allestree witness
In 1874, William SOWTER left a Will,
In 1875, Mary BEARD of Derby (formerly of Quarndon) left a Will.
In 1876, Anne TRAFFORD of Derby, a spinster, left a Will which mentions: nephew Alfred BRYER of Quarndon.
Also in 1876, Thomas MOORE of Shardlow, farmer, left a Will which mentions: friend Thomas COCKAYNE of Quarndon.
In 1876, John James SIMPSON left a Will,
In 1877, Anne HEWITT left a Will.
In 1877, Ruth MORGAN left a Will,
In 1877, John SOWTER left a Will,
In 1877, Hannah WATHEY left a Will.
In 1877, Hiriam (Hiram?) WILLIAMSON left a Will.
In 1878. Thomas CLIFFORD left a Will.
In 1880, William JACKSON left a Will.
In 1880, William SMITH left a Will.
In 1881, Elizabeth EATON left a Will.
In 1881, Thomas MOSLEY left a Will.
In 1881, Mary RICHARDSON left a Will.
In 1882, Joseph ALLCOCK left a Will.
In 1882, Mary BUTTLE of Smalley and Quarndon left a Will.
In 1882, John BRASSINGTON of Quarndon left a Will.
In 1883, Abraham FOWKE left a Will.
In 1883, Elizabeth HODGKINSON left a Will.
In 1883, Martha SMITH left a Will.
In 1883, Benjamin SOWTER left a Will,
In 1884, Charles HAMPSHIRE left a Will,
In 1886, Samuel FORD left a Will.
In 1886, Edward LOFT left a Will.
In 1887, William JOLLEY of Derby and Quarndon left a Will.
In 1888, Robert SADLER left a Will.
In 1888, James WARDLE left a Will.
In 1889, Emma CHADWICK left a Will.
In 1889, William RATCLIFF left a Will.
In 1889, Mary Ann ROE left a Will.
In 1890, William LOWE left a Will.
In 1891, Catherine ASHTON left a Will.
In 1891, Job ASHTON left a Will.
In 1891, Thomas FEARN left a Will.
In 1891, William SMITH left a Will.
In 1894, a different William SMITH left a Will.
In 18984, Thomas ALLCOCK left a Will.
In 1894, Ann SKEVINGTON left a Will.
In 1895, Ellen or Eleanor BOWERS left a Will.
In 1895, Robert BOWERS left a Will.
In 1895, Frederick DRAPER left a Will.
In 1895, Jane KEELING left a Will.
In 1895, Alice KNIGHTON left a Will.
In 1895, Charles SLACK left a Will.
In 1895, Emma STEVENS left a Will.
In 1896, George WALTON left a Will.
In 1897, Charles Edward WINTERTON left a Will.
In 1898, John HUSBANDS left a Will.
In 1899, Jane TAYLOR left a Will.
In 1900, Arthur WRIGHT left a Will.
Also in 1900, John Stonehouse WILLIAMSON left a Will.
In 1901, Thomas Poole HICKMAN left a Will.
In 1903, Herbert LOWE left a Will.
In 1904, Ann CLARKE left a Will.
In 1905, Samuel OSBORNE left a Will.
In 1905, Sophia SMITH left a Will.
In 1906, Mary Ann WALTON left a Will.
In 1906, Jane Mary WEST left a Will.
In 1907, Eliza HICKMAN left a Will.
In 1911, the Reverend George NOURSE left a Will.
In 1911, Alfred SMITH left a Will.
In 1914, Ellen Amelia CRAVEN left a Will.
In 1916, Mary Elizabeth RICHARDSON left a Will.
In 1918, Jane COX GAWLER left a Will.
In 1918, Catherine Elizabeth HEWITT left a Will.
In 1918, Francis SMITH left a Will.
In 1919, John DOLMAN left a Will.
In 1919, Ernest RICHARDSON left a Will.
In 1921, John DEXTER left a Will.
In 1922, Edward DOULD left a Will.
In 1922, Isaac HENSON left a Will.
In 1922, William Milward RICHARDSON left a Will.
Also in 1922, William WYLES left a Will.
In 1923, George James PARKER left a Will.
In 1923, Violet Anne RICHARDSON left a Will.
In 1925, Daniel Jackson SMITH left a Will.
In 1927, George Fearn SMITH left a Will.
In 1927, Frank HAMPSHIRE left a Will,
In 1928, William Wallworth SHELDON left a Will.