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Archives & Libraries

You will want to use the Belper Library's Family History and Local Studies section for your research.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Ripley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2518
1891 R.G. 12 / 2750
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Church History

  • A chapel was built here by the Duke of Devonshire, but it wasn't licensed to perform services until 1861.
     
  • The Church hasn't closed, but they only hold about 5 services a year now.
     
  • Nikki MAHADEVAN has a photograph of St Lawrence Church, Shottle on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.
     
  • Johnathan CLITHEROE also has a photograph of St Lawrence Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.
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Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.
     
  • The Baptists had a chapel here prior to 1891.
     
  • Nikki MAHADEVAN has a photograph of a Methodist Chapel, Shottle on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Ripley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.
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Description & Travel

"SHOTTLE, a township in the parish of Duffield, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 2 miles S.W. of Belper. It is in conjunction with Postern to form a township."

"POSTERN, a township in the parish of Duffield, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 4 miles N. of Derby. It is joined with Shottle to form a township."

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

You can see pictures of Shottle which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • About 2/3rds of the land is given over to crops and pasturage.
     
  • Nikki MAHADEVAN has a photograph of a Moated Site North Of Dannah Farm on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2006.
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK313493 (Lat/Lon: 53.040063, -1.534635), Shottle which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township and parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Belper petty session hearings every other week.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

A school was built in 1715 for 50 children. Average attendance in 1895 was 30.

Ian CALDERWOOD has a photograph of the Old School on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2017.