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Snelston Derbyshire Family History Guide

Snelston is a chapelry of Norbury Ancient Parish in Derbyshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1575
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ellastone
  • Mayfield
  • Norbury
  • Shirley
  • Cubley
  • Clifton
  • Yeaveley
  • Edlaston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SNELSTON, a parish, with a village, in Ashborne district, Derby; on the river Dove, 2 miles NE of Norbury r. station, and 3¼ SW of Ashborne. It has a post-office under Ashborne. Acres, 1,960. Real property, £3,835; of which £61 are in quarries. Pop., 317. Houses, 70. The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to J. Harrison, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Norbury. The church is later English. There are a parochial school, and charities £22.

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: Ashbourne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ashbourne
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Appletree
Province: Canterbury