Darley Abbey  Derbyshire


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

DARLEY-ABBEY, or Little Derby, a chapelry or liberty in the district and county of Derby; on the river Derwent, adjacent to the Derby and Leeds railway, 1¼ mile N of Derby. Post town, Derby. Real property, £4, 322. Pop., 967. Houses, 161. A small Augustinian priory was founded here, in the time of Henry I., by the Abbot of St. Helens; and given, at the dissolution, to the Wests. A mansion, called Darley Abbey, is now the seat of T. W. Evans, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150.* Patron, T. W. Evans, Esq. The church is modern.

Darley Abbey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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