Shardlow is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1839 from Aston on Trent Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Shardlow and Great Wilne, Shardlow with Far Wilne, Shardlow with Great Wilne

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1838
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1838

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHARDLOW, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Derbyshire. The village stands near the river Trent, 2 miles S of Draycott r. station, and 6½ ESE of Derby; and has a post-office under Derby. The parish contains also the village of Great Wilne, and comprises 1,580 acres. Real property, £3,848. Pop. in 1851, 1,121; in 1861, 945, of whom 136 were in the workhouse. Houses, 191. The property is subdivided. S. Hall is the seat of J. Sutton, Esq. Cavendish Bridgeover the Trent, near the village, was built in 1771, at a cost of £3,333. The Trent and Mersey canal joins the Trent about ½ a mile below the village, and has here timber and coal wharves. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, J. Sutton, Esq. The church is good, and has a pinnacled tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and New Connexion Methodists, and a parochial school. The sub-district contains six parishes and parts of three others. Acres, 11,586. Pop., 4,454. Houses, 959. The district comprehends also the sub-districts of Spondon, Stapleford, Melbourne, and Castle-Donington. Acres, 73,290. Poor-rates in 1863, £13,221. Pop. in 1851, 32,322; in 1861, 31,113. Houses, 7,006. Marriages in 1863, 191; births, 1,030, of which 91 were illegitimate; deaths, 612, of which 197 were at ages under 5 years, and 24 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 2,060; births, 10,118; deaths, 6,443. The places of worship, in 1851, were 44 of the Church of England, with 10,966 sittings; 6 of Independents, with 1,173 s.; 10 of Baptists, with 2,371 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 200 s.; 31 of Wesleyans, with 4,997 s.; 6 of New Connexion Methodists, with 1,421 s.; 15 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,289s.; 4 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 435 s.; 1 of Moravians, with 227 s.; and 1 of the New Church, with 110s. The schools were 43 public day schools, with 3,132 scholars; 70 private day schools, with 1,595 s.; 84 Sunday schools, with 6,580 s.; and 5 evening schools for adults, with 95 s.

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


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Parish Records

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  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shardlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Stanton by Bridge
  • Poor Law Union: Shardlow
  • Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
  • Province: Canterbury

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