Smisby  Derbyshire


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

SMISBY, or Smithsby, a parish, with a village, in the district of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and county of Derby; 2 miles N by W of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. Post town, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 996. Real property, £1,982. Pop., 304. Houses, 77. The manor belongs to Sir J. H. Crewe, Bart. The scene of the tournament described in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" is within 200 yards of the village. ...

The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £58. Patron, the Marquis of Hastings. The church is ancient. There are a church estate yielding £41 a year, a Wesleyan chapel, and a national school.

Smisby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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