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Litchurch, City of Derby

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Litchurch, City of Derby

Litchurch is an area of the city of Derby in Derbyshire, England. Originally an obscure locality on the edge of Derby, rapid urbanisation and population growth in the 19th century led to it briefly existing as a separately governed local authority between 1860 and 1888, prior to once again being absorbed by its neighbour.
DistrictDerby
Post townDERBY
Administrative CountyCity of Derby
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3635
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01332
 

Other names by which Litchurch, City of Derby has been known in the past

Ludecerce

Litchurch, City of Derby in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Litchurch.-- township, Derby St Peter par., Derbyshire, forming a SE. part of bor. of Derby, pop. 18,507; P.O.

Litchurch, City of Derby in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

LITCHURCH, a township, in the parish of St. Peter, Derby, union and hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 1½ mile (S. E.) from Derby; containing, in 1841, 855 inhabitants. This place, which, with Morleston, gives name to the hundred, has, since the formation of the Midland railway, become very populous; it is part of a suburb of the town of Derby, and contains the Arboretum, and the union workhouse. The area of the township is 704 acres. Several neat villa residences have been erected adjoining the Osmaston road. A court is held at Easter and Michaelmas.

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