Updated 8 Aug 2005

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 355


Undated, probably 1920 (new War Memorial, graves moved)

Posted 1907

Kirk Ireton, Holy Trinity Church

Kirk Ireton was included as a township in the parish of Ireton Wood until 1856. The parish Registers from 1572 are held in the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock. The church is Norman and has an interesting custom known as 'roping for weddings'. 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. The Census for Kirk Ireton can be found at: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901.

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