Beauchief Abbey Derbyshire Family History Guide

Beauchief Abbey is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. 

Alternative names: Beauchief

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Adjacent Parishes

  • Norton
  • Dore
  • Ecclesall Bierlow

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEAUCHIEF-ABBEY, an extra-parochial liberty and a chapelry in the district of Ecclesall-Bierlow, and county of Derby. The liberty lies on the verge of the county, 3 miles NNW of Dronfield, and 4 SSW of Sheffield r. station: and its Post Town is Dronfield, under Sheffield. Acres, 780. Real property, £1,038. Pop., 122. Houses, 24. A Premonstratensian Abbey was founded here, in 1183, by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, one of the murderers of Thomas á Becket. The chapelry is conterminate with the liberty; and is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patron, E. P. Burnell, Esq. The church is a small building, erected about 1660; and has a tower which belonged to the Abbey.

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

Parish Records

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


Beauchief Abbey Derbyshire Marriages 1696-1837  - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ecclesall Bierlow
Probate Court: Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Diocese: Not Applicable
Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
Poor Law Union: Ecclesall Bierlow
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury