Ironville Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Ironville is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Nottinghamshire and partly in Derbyshire; created in 1850 from Selston with Underwood and Westwood Ancient Parish in Nottinghamshire and parts of Codnor and Loscoe Ecclesiastical Parish, Pentrich Ancient Parish, Riddings Ecclesiastical Parish and Codnor Park extra-parochial in Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Codnor Park. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1852
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1852

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Greasley
  • Selston with Underwood and Westwood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IRONVILLE, a village in Alfreton parish, Derby; and a chapelry partly also in Pentrich parish and Codnor-Park extra-parochial tract, Derby, and Selston parish, Notts. The village stands at the end of the Pinxton canal, close to the Erewash canal, ½ a mile N of Codnor-Park r. station, and 3½ SE of Alfreton; has a post office under Alfreton, a weekly market on Saturday, and an artists' and mechanics' library; and publishes a weekly newspaper. The chapelry was constituted in 1850. Pop. in 1861, 2,293. Houses, 419. Pop. of the Alfreton portion, 1,508; of the Pentrich portion, 84; of the Codnor-Park portion, 614. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in iron works. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, Francis Wright, Esq. The church was built in 1852, by the Butterley Iron company; and consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with a tower. There are large national and infant schools, and a new cemetery of about 1½ acre.

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: Basford; Belper
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Alfreton
Poor Law Union: Belper
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury