Dale Abbey Derbyshire Family History Guide

Dale Abbey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1667
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Risley
  • Kirk Hallam
  • West Hallam
  • Stanton by Dale
  • Wilne
  • Spondon
  • Stanley
  • Ockbrook
  • Sandiacre

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DALE ABBEY, an extra-parochial chapelry in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; 3½ miles N of Borrowash r. station, and 5½ NE by E of Derby. Post town, West Hallam, under Derby. Acres, 1,530. Real property, £2,393. Pop., 366. Houses, 86. A priory of black canons was founded at Deepdale here, by Serlo de Grendon, in the time of Henry II.; and was succeeded by a Premonstratensian abbey in 1204. The buildings were grand and extensive; but only an ivy-clad arch of the church and some parts which were converted into dwellings and barns, now remain. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church is an edifice older than the abbey, and at a short distance from the ruins. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Dale Abbey Derbyshire Marriages 1667 to 1813 - Archive.org

Dale Abbey Derbyshire Marriages 1667 to 1813 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Dale Abbey
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ockbrook
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury