Welcome to our village. Shirley is a small community of 250 people nestling in the folds of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. It is a mostly agricultural environment, being an estate village from the middle ages, but since the war has also become the home of people working in nearby towns as well as a for many retired people.

We have a number of interesting buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries which are still inhabited, a 14th century church which has within it a useful community space, and an 18th century pub where fine food is served.

It is a centre for walkers as there are many trails through farmland and woods available to all, and we are on SUSTRANS Route 1 from Dover to The Shetlands. Horseriding is available from local stables and we have a well used Sports Field.

Shirley is an excellent centre for exploring this beautiful part of England. We are centrally placed for visiting Alton Towers, Buxton, Chatsworth, many local National Trust properties, and there is a racecourse at Uttoxeter.

Properties for sale or rent

7 Bedroom Detached house
A detached Georgian five bedroomed farmhouse residence believed to date from the late 18th Century occupying a delightful rural location. Long drive approach. Excellent double garage facilities. Delightful secluded well stocked south facing garden. Large workshop. Range of original brick built outbuildings. Equestrian interests - enclosed field, field shelter and stables. Total Site Area 2.54 Acres.

Contact Scargill Mann - Ashbourne 01335 368053

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Brailsford Millennium Craft Guild
Thursday, 7.30 – 9.30pm Brailsford Methodist Church
contact Roy Howard

Village Fete & Children's Olympic Games
Saturday, 30th July, 2.00 till 4.30 p.m.
Sports field, Park Lane.

Traditional side stalls including tombola, skittles, golf, cake stall and tea tent. Plus a Pimms and beer tent.

Being an Olympic year there will track and field games for younger visitors including javelin, hammer throwing, discus and egg & spoon racing etc.

Supporting St Michael's Church and Shirley Sports & Social Association

Neighbourhood Watch
Following a recent meeting we now have a new neighbourhood watch scheme. Follow the links for more information.

Community Forums

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.