Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for DALE ABBEY

DALE ABBEY, an extra-parochial chapelry in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; 3½ miles N of Borrowash r. station, and 5½ NE by E of Derby. Post town, West Hallam, under Derby. Acres, 1, 530. Real property, £2, 393. Pop., 366. Houses, 86. A priory of black canons was founded at Deepdale here, by Serlo de Grendon, in the time of Henry II.; and was succeeded by a Premonstratensian abbey in 1204. The buildings were grand and extensive; but only an ivy-clad arch of the church and some parts which were converted into dwellings and barns, now remain. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church is an edifice older than the abbey, and at a short distance from the ruins. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

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Feature Description: "an extra-parochial chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Shardlow PLU/RegD       Derbyshire AncC
Place: Dale Abbey

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