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Atlow, Derbyshire Family History Guide

Atlow is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1716 from chapelry in Bradbourne, Derbyshire Ancient Parish.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1685
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1682

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Atlow

  • Hognaston
  • Bradley
  • Kniveton
  • Ashbourne with Mapleton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ATLOW, a chapelry in Bradbourne parish, Derby; on a branch of the river Dove, 4½ miles-NE by E of Ashborne r. station. Post Town, Ashborne. Acres, 1,580. Real property, £1,926. Pop., 129. Houses, 26. The property is not much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £148. Patron, C H. Okeover, Esq. The church is tolerable.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Atlow, 4 miles Ashborne. P. 156

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Atlow, co. Derby.

P. T. Ashborne (130) 5 m. ENE. Pop. 197.

A chapelry in the parish of Bradborne and hundred of Appletree; living, a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Chester; certified val. 18l.: ann. val. P. R. 130l.; patron (1829) H. F. Ockover, Esq.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Records

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

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


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