Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for IDERIDGEHAY

IDERIDGEHAY, a township in Wirksworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Kirk-Ireton and Duffield parishes, Derby. The township bears the name of Ideridgehay and Alton; lies 3 miles S of Wirksworth; and has a st. on the Wirksworth railway. Real property, £2, 059. Pop., 233. Houses, 48.—The chapelry includes more of Wirksworth parish than the township; and was constituted in 1856. Pop., 639. Houses, 131. Pop. of the Wirksworth portion, 349. Houses, 71. Pop. of the Kirk-Ireton portion, 156. Houses, 33. The manor belongs to the Rev. Sir Edward R. Jodrell, Bart.; Alton House, to James Milnes, Esq.; Ecclesburn House, to W. B. Parker, Esq.; and an ornate cottage, in the Swiss style, to the Misses Cresswell. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £57.* Patrons, alternately J. Milnes, Esq. and the Misses Cresswell. The church was built in 1855, and is in the decorated English style.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Derbyshire AncC
Place: Idridgehay

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