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Archives and Libraries

In 1891 the parish had a village lending library of 200 volumes and a reading room.



  • 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


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


Church History

  • 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.
  • 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 seats 365.
  • Eamon CURRY provides a photograph of St. Paul's Churcht on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.

Church Records

  • 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.
  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a text 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

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

Description and Travel

"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. Photographs of Quarndon are at the Derbyshire Photos site.

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Historical Geography

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.



  • There are Chalybeate springs near neighboring Kedleston. The iron-rich water was very popular in the 1600s and 1700s.
  • The parish land was mostly used for pasturage.
  • 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.

Military History

  • The War Memorials are in St. Paul's Church.

Military Records

The inscription and the names from the 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
  • 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 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:

  1. Walter Edward STONE, priv., Royal Berks. Rgmt., age 23, died 30 Sept. 1940, son of Arthur and Bertha.


Jane TAYLOR in Redcar 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."


Politics and Government

  • 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).
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014. The Hall was built by the Church family in 1914. Stop in when the Hall is open and ask to see the schedule of forth-coming events. Many such halls have presentations on local history.
  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • 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.


Lord Scarsdale's Endowed School (mixed) was erected, with master's house, in 1861 to hold 90 children.