Beeley Derbyshire Family History Guide

Beeley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1766 from chapelry in Bakewell Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashover
  • Brampton St Thomas
  • Chesterfield St Mary and All Saints
  • Baslow
  • Brampton
  • Bakewell
  • Darley
  • Edensor
  • Chatsworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEELEY, a township-chapelry in Bakewell parish, Derby; on the river Derwent, adjacent to Chatsworth Park, 1¾ mile N of Rowsley r. station, and 3½ E by-S of Bakewell. Post Town, Rowsley, under Bakewell. Acres, 3,250. Real property, £1,134. Pop., 420. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. Millstone grit is quarried on Beeley moor. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £98. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is tolerable. Charities, £7.

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


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Bakewell
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Eyam
Poor Law Union: Bakewell
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury