Shardlow Poor Law Union, Derbyshire Genealogy

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The poor-law union comprises 46 parishes or places, 33 of which are in the county of Derby, 7 in the county of Leicester, and 6 in that of Nottingham; the population of the whole amounting to 32,640.

From:  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 56-58.

See also Shardlow Heritage Centre

Shardlow Workhouse

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and

Surviving Records are deposited at the Derbyshire Record Office at Matlock.

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Alvaston, Derbyshire
Aston on Trent, Derbyshire
Attenborough, Nottinghamshire
Barrow on Trent, Derbyshire
Boulton, Derbyshire
Bramcote, Nottinghamshire
Breadsall, Derbyshire
Breaston, Derbyshire
Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire
Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Chaddesden, Derbyshire
Chellaston, Derbyshire
Dale Abbey, Derbyshire
Derby Hills, Derbyshire
Diseworth, Leicestershire
Elvaston cum Thurlston and Amaston, Derbyshire
Isley Walton, Leicestershire
Kegworth, Leicestershire
Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire
Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire
Langley Priory, Leicestershire
Little Eaton, Derbyshire
Littleover, Derbyshire
Lockington, Leicestershire
Melbourne, Derbyshire
Normanton, Derbyshire
Ockbrook, Derbyshire
Osmaston by Derby, Derbyshire
Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire
Risley, Derbyshire
Sandiacre, Derbyshire
Sawley, Derbyshire
Shardlow, Derbyshire
Sinfin Moor, Derbyshire
Spondon, Derbyshire
Stanley, Derbyshire
Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire
Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire
Swarkestone, Derbyshire
West Hallam, Derbyshire
Weston on Trent, Derbyshire
Wilne with Draycott, Derbyshire