Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Kirk Ireton Holy Trinity

Parish History

Kirk Ireton Holy Trinity is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Blackwall and Ireton Wood.

IRETON, KIRK (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 2¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Wirksworth; containing 865 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 2253 acres. On the 12th of May, 1811, the village and neighbourhood were visited by an awful tornado, accompanied by lightning and loud claps of thunder; large trees were twisted from their roots, most of the houses were unroofed, and the church was stripped of its lead, which was blown into the adjoining fields. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 10. 10.; net income, £355; patron, the Bishop of Lichfield: the glebe consists of about 68 acres, with a house. The church, supposed to have been built about the 13th century, has several handsome arches in the Norman style. There is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. A school was erected and endowed by the Rev. John Slater, in 1686; and an annuity of £5, arising from a bequest by John Bower in 1744, is paid for the instruction of girls. The Rev. Mr. Slater also bequeathed lands for the poor of the parish.

From: 'Irby - Isfield', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 620-623. URL: Date accessed: 28 March 2011.

The village has a custom of 'roping for weddings', when the village children put a rope across the road and the bride and groom are not allowed to leave the church until a toll has been paid in silver by the groom.


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Church records

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Poor Law Unions

Ashbourne Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records

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