Shipley, Derbyshire


Hardy Barn at Shipley on the main Ilkeston - Heanor Road (A6007).
 Shipley shown within Derbyshire
Population 710 (2011)
DistrictAmber Valley
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Heanor
Postcode district DE
Dialling code 01773
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°59′58″N 1°19′56″W / 52.9995°N 1.3322°W / 52.9995; -1.3322

Shipley is a village in the south-east of Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. Since 1974 it has been part of the Borough of Amber Valley. The population of the civil parish as taken at the 2011 Census was 710.[1]

Shipley is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, in the form Scipelei. The name apparently derives from the Old English scēap ('sheep') and lēah ('open ground, such as meadow, pasture, or arable land'). Thus it means 'sheep-clearing' or 'sheep-pasture'.[2]

Shipley separates the Ilkeston and Heanor urban areas, which are linked by the main A6007 road. It also incorporates most of the Shipley Country Park and the hamlet known as 'The Field' which is usually seen as the centre of the civil parish, with the Anglican Parish Church being at Cotmanhay, to the north of Ilkeston.

The Nutbrook Canal, completed in 1796[3] linked Shipley to the Erewash Canal.


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Derbyshire, English Place-Name Society, 27–29 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959), ii 502.
  3. P. Hardcastle. "Nutbrook Canal". Archived from the original on 2006-12-06.
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