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.

Picture of the village
Church Lane Deli
Church Lane Deli. Behind the Saracen’s Head

Food and Accommodation

Shirley Hall Farm, Hall Lane – Bed & Breakfast
The Horseshoes, Long Lane
The Red Lion Hollington
The Rose and Crown, Brailsford
The Shire Horse, Edlaston
The Shoulder of Mutton, Osmaston
The Yew Tree Inn and Lodge, Ednaston


Derbyshire Dales Waste Consultation
Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked to give their views on the collection of waste and recycling in the district to help shape the future collection service.
Since 2012 the waste collection service has been delivered by Serco on behalf of the district council. However, this contract ends in 2020 and the council is beginning the process of tendering for a new contract to commence in August 2020. This process involves the district council investigating a range of potential service options.
Now the district council has launched a survey that asks local residents how they use their waste and recycling service and how they would like to see it develop in the future.
If residents wish to fill out the survey please paste the following link into their address bar or go to the Derbyshire Dales District Council website:
The survey will be available until the 24th September 2018.

Shirley Parish Council
The minutes of the ordinary meeting held on Monday, 10th September are available on the parish council page.

Derbyshire Care Services
You may have seen there’s a huge amount in the media at the moment about the crisis in social care. If you’re growing concerned about your care options, or just want some more information on what your choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Derbyshire Care Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions. Please read Derbyshire Care Services (requires Acrobat reader or similar).

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.

Useful Links

Brailsford medical centre
Brailsford pre-school
Brailsford primary school
Care services directory
County council
District council
Hulland & Brailsford Safer Neighbourhood Team
Independent Age
Job Centre Near Me
St. Michael’s Church and the Benefice
The Shirley Village Archive

Click on the poster to view the site.