Dore, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Dore Christ Church

Parish History

Dore Christ Church is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Dronfield, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Totley

DORE, a chapelry, in the parish of Dronfield, union of Ecclesall-Bierlow, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 5 miles (S. W.) from Sheffield; containing 575 inhabitants. It is situated on the roads to Bakewell and Manchester. The scenery, particularly that of the moorlands, which abound with game, is remarkably beautiful, and is ornamented by the course of the river Sheaf, which rises in the moors, and gives motion to several mills between this place and Sheffield. Stone for building and for the roads is quarried; a small coal-mine is in operation, and the population is partly employed in making scythes, handles for saws, and fire-bricks. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £90; patron, Earl Fitzwilliam; impropriator, the Duke of Devonshire. A neat church with a tower was erected in 1828, upon a more convenient site than that of the ancient edifice; it contains 460 sittings, of which 294 are free. A parsonagehouse was built in 1841, on a site given by the Duke of Devonshire, who contributed £75, and the Earl Fitzwilliam £300, towards its erection. The Rev. Robert Turie, in 1720, gave a small endowment for a school, which the Duke of Devonshire and other benefactors have, by various bequests and donations, raised to £37. 18. per annum.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 69-78. URL: Date accessed: 09 April 2011.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Dore includes the township of Totley and was originally a chapelry within Dronfield, Derbyshire but was formed as a parish in 1844.

Transferred to the city of Sheffield in 1928 and 1933 and became a part of Sheffield Diocese in 1975

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2441 has deposited registers Bap 1738-1814 Subsequent registers were deposited at Sheffield Archives

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Probate records

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