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Coordinates: 52°57′14″N 1°27′00″W / 52.954°N 1.450°W / 52.954; -1.450

Breadsall Old Hall.jpg
Breadsall Old Hall
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Breadsall.svg
Breadsall parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population773 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK370397
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE21
Dialling code01332
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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Breadsall is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire, grid reference SK370397. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 773.[1] Breadsall Priory is nearby.


Breadsall was mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers[2] and being worth four pounds. The text includes reference to a knight, a church, meadows and a mill.[3]
The church of All Saints has a very fine war memorial in the style of a Celtic cross within the churchyard, commemorating fourteen men who died during the First World War and nine men and one woman who lost their lives during the Second World War.

Modern day[edit]

The village nowadays is relatively peaceful and only gets busy during some rush hour periods when drivers use the village as a thoroughfare to the northern tip of nearby Oakwood, and further afield, to areas including Hilltop, Morley, West Hallam, Heanor and Ilkeston.

The village is a very popular location for retired people who want to live comfortably in their later years, while still in reach of Derby city centre. It is served by a regular bus service, YourBus route 59, which runs between Ilkeston and Derby with departures to Derby between approximately 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday only.[4] Bus stops are in Moor Road and Brookside Road.

Amenities include a corner shop on the main road to the south of the village, a community centre (which during the week is used as a playschool and at other times can be rented out for events such as christenings and birthdays), Breadsall Church of England Primary School, and also a Centre of Education, which assists mentally and physically handicapped people with their education at both Secondary school and A-Level standards.

Breadsall also has a large village green and sports field, where cricket and football are played. Breadsall Cricket Club has been on this site since the 1950s[5] and remains a thriving institution within Breadsall and the surrounding locale. The Club currently has 2 senior teams competing in the Derbyshire County Cricket League,[6] a Friendly XI team and a junior training section that play competitive cricket in the Erewash Young Cricketers League.[7]

The population of the village is approximately 630.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Duffield, Aston-on-Trent, Sinfin and Spondon.
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.748
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (last retrieved 17 May 2011)
  5. ^ "Breadsall Cricket Club website". Breadsall CC. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Derbyshire County Cricket League". DCCL. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Erewash Young Cricketers League". EYCL. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ a b White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire (PDF). 1857. pp. 179–180. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Whittaker, Joseph (1815 - 1894)". Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 29 November 2010.

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