Alderwasley, Derbyshire Family History Guide

Alderwasley is a chapelry of Wirksworth Ancient Parish in Derbyshire.

Alternative names: Alderwashley

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1936 See also Wirksworth

Nonconformists include: None

Parishes adjacent to Alderwasley

  • Belper
  • Crich
  • Wirksworth
  • Bridge Hill
  • Heage
  • Hazlewood
  • Dethick Lea and Holloway

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALDERWASLEY, a township-chapelry in Wirksworth parish, Derby; near the Derwent river, the Cromford canal, and the Whatstandwell Bridge r. station, 2½ miles ESE of Wirksworth. Post Town, Wirksworth. Real property, £4,356, of which £1,000 are in iron-works. Pop., 372. Houses, 70. The scenery is picturesque. Alderwasley Hall is a beautiful seat. Coal, iron, and lead are worked. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £120. Patron, F. Hurst, Esq.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alderwasley, or Alderwashley, a township and chapelry in the parish of Wirksworth, county of Derby; 2½ miles east by south of Wirksworth. on the Cromford canal. Patron, the dean of Lincoln. Pop., in 1831, 424. Poor rates, in 1837, £161.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alderwasley, 11 m. N. Derby. P.398

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Belper
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wirksworth
  • Poor Law Union: Belper
  • Hundred: Appletree
  • Province: Canterbury