Spondon Derbyshire Family History Guide

Spondon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Morley
  • Dale Abbey
  • Boulton
  • Chaddesden
  • Elvaston
  • Alvaston
  • Stanley
  • Ockbrook

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SPONDON, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Shardlow district, Derbyshire. The village stands ½ a mile N of the Derby and Nottingham railway, and 2¾ E by S of Derby; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office‡ under Derby. The township comprises 2,830 acres. Real property, £8,807; of which £62 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,672; in 1861, 1,523. Houses, 333. The manor, with Locko Park, belongs to W. D. Lowe, Esq. S. Halland S. House are chief residences. The parish contains also Stanley chapelry, and comprises 4,300 acres. Pop. in 1861, 2,057. Houses, 442. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £260. Patron, W. D. Lowe, Esq. The church is decorated English, and has a tower and spire. The p. curacy of Stanley is a separate benefice. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £17 a year, and charities £169. The sub-district contains 5 parishes, and 3 parts. Pop., 7,238. Houses, 1,571.

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


Spondon Derbyshire Marriages 1653-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


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