Bradbourne Derbyshire Family History Guide

Bradbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Alternative names: Bradborne, Bradbourne with Ballidon

Other places in the parish include: Lea Hall, Aldwark, and Ballidon. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1713
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hognaston
  • Fenny Bentley
  • Middleton by Wirksworth
  • Tissington
  • Kniveton
  • Biggin
  • Parwich
  • Brassington

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRADBOURNE, a township in Ashborne district, and a parish in Ashborne and Bakewell districts, Derby. The township lies on an affluent of the river Dove, 5 miles NNE of Ashborne r. station. Real property, £2,733. Pop., 144. Houses, 28. The parish contains also the townships of Brassington, Ballidon, and Aldwark, the hamlet of Lea-Hall, and the chapelry of Atlow; and its Post Town is Brassington, under Wirksworth. Acres, 6,253. Real property, £13,699. Pop., 1,187. Houses, 248. The property is subdivided. Bradbourne Hall is a chief residence. Tissington Hall is the seat of Sir William Fitzherbert, Bart. Limestone is abundant. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Ballidon, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £119. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church has a Norman tower, and is good. The chapelries of Brassington and Atlow are separate benefices. Charities, £21.

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

Aldwark, a hamlet in the parish of Bradborne, hund. of Wirksworth, Derbyshire; 4½ miles north-west of Wirksworth. This township is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster. The Peak railway runs along its southern boundary. Pop., in 1801, 68; in 1831, 97. Houses 16. Poor rates, in 1837, £50.

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

Parish Records

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


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