Darley  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Darley like this:

DARLEY, a township and a parish in Bakewell district, Derby. The township lies on the river Derwent, adjacent to the Rowsley railway, 5 miles SE by S of Bakewell; and has a station on the railway, a post office, of the name of Darley-Dale, under Matlock-Bath, and fairs on 13 May and 27 Oct. Real property, £6, 221; of which £211 are in quarries. ...

Pop., 1, 574. Houses, 314. The parish contains also the township of Wensley and Snitterton. Acres, 7, 104. Rated property, £10, 400. Pop., 2, 156. Houses, 451. The property is much sub-divided. Darley Hall is a chief residence. Good sandstone is found; lead ore is mined; and manufactures of stockings, cotton, and paper are carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £434.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is partly Norman, and very good; and the churchyard has a yew-tree, 33 feet in girth of trunk. The p. curacy of Cross-Green or South Darley, constituted in 1845, is a separate benefice. . Value, £94. Patron, the Rector of Darley. The church is tolerable. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £32 from endowment; and other charities £5. A priory of Black canons was built at Darley, in the time of Henry II., by Hugh, dean of Derby.

Darley through time

Darley is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Darley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Darley in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th December 2019

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