Shirland Derbyshire Family History Guide

Shirland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Alternative names: Shirland and Higham

Other places in the parish include: Hallfield and Higham.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Alfreton
  • Morton
  • Crich
  • Tibshelf
  • Blackwell
  • Brackenfield
  • North Wingfield
  • South Wingfield
  • South Normanton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIRLAND, a village, a township, and a parish, in Chesterfield district, Derby. The village stands 2 miles SSE of Stretton r. station, and 2 N by W of Alfreton; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Alfreton. The township contains also Hallfield hamlet. Pop. in 1851, 851; in 1861, 1,048. Houses, 203. The parish includes also Higham township, and comprises 2,942 acres. Rated property, £5,357. Pop. in 1851, 1,268; in 1861, 1,426. Houses, 281. The property is subdivided. Framework-knitting is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £265. Patrons, rotationally R. Ramsden, Esq., B. B. Thompson, Esq., and Sir R. Tufton, Bart. The church was restored in 1848. There are two Wesleyan chapels, national schools, an endowed school with £25 a year, and charities £8.

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


Shirland Derbyshire Marriages 1695-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Chesterfield
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Alfreton
Poor Law Union: Chesterfield
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury