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Archives and Libraries

Stanley village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at New Street every fourth Thursday afternoon.



Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. Andrew's Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.



  • The parish was in the Spondon sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 182
1851 H.O. 107 / 2141
1861 R.G. 9 / 2494
1881 R.G. 11 / 3393
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was rebuilt around 1200.
  • The church was restored and partially rebuilt in 1874-75 when the chancel was enlarged.
  • The churchyard gates date from 1887.
  • The church seats 200.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1675 for baptisms and burials, and of marriages from 1754.
  • Alan BLOOR has a One Place Study website on Stanley Village online with parish registers, censuses, memorial inscriptions and more.
  • Marriages at Stanley, 1754-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.
  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the former Wesleyan chapel on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"STANLEY, a chapelry in the parish of Spondon, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 4 W. of Ilkeston railway station. The village is small, and chiefly agricultural. Rope making is carried on. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Spondon, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The charities produce about £1 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel."

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

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village shop and post office and the Farmer's Cafe on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.

At last report (2008), there was half-hourly bus service into Derby City from the village store.

You can see pictures of Stanley which are provided by:





Check the entry for Stanley, Derbyshire in John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales", 1870-72.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Stanley to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.

Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of The White Hart Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2018.

Jerry EVANS has a photograph of the former Bridge Inn on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.


Military History

  • In 1912, Captain William Drury DRURY-LOWE of the 2nd Derbyshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery, resided here. He served in South Africa with the Grenadier Guards from 1901-1902 and died in 1916 during World War I.
  • Garth NEWTON has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2001. The War Memorial is not far from the church.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017. I believe that you can see the church of St. Andrew in the background.

Military Records

The names and service units from the War Memorial can be seen at: Stanley Memorial Inscriptions as provided by DARG (Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group).

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in St. Andrew's churchyard (data from the CWGC site in August, 2017). They are for:

Name Rank Unit Died Other info.
T. DAVIS private 4th Btln., Sherwwod Foresters 23 Oct. 1918 Age 24, son of Matthew and Leacher DAVIS
Trevese Arthur HEMSTOCK private Royal Army Ordnance Corps 26 Dec. 1941 Age 31, son of John Thomas and Hannah Mary HEMSTOCK
Geoffrey TURTON aircraftman 2nd class Royal Air Force Vol. Rsrv. 31 Oct. 1942 Age 29, son of Harry and Fanny TURTON

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Spondon parish in Derby county and it was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • This parish is officially "Stanley and Stanley Common Parish".
  • You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are not staffed to help you with family history searches.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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


St. Andrew's School (mixed) was erected in 1882, to hold 120 children; average attendance in 1890 was 75.

St. Andrew's Mission Room, on the Common, was also used as a mixed day school; average attendance in 1890 was 78.