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

Food and Accommodation

Shirley Hall Farm Bed & Breakfast
The Ostrich, Longford
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


Harvest Supper and Raffle of Produce
Monday, 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Saracens Head. Tickets £13 per head from Philip Beetham, Tony Taylor and Peter Pavior.

Waste Collection
Monday. Grey bin and caddy

Brailsford Handbell Ringers
Tuesday, 7.15 – 8.45pm Brailsford Methodist Church

110th Brailsford Ploughing Match
Wednesday, 7 October at Corner Farm, Luke Lane, Brailsford DE6 3BQ

Brailsford Women’s Institute
Thursday, 7.30pm Brailsford Institute
Contact Daphne Brown

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.

Useful Links

Brailsford medical centre
Brailsford pre-school
Brailsford primary school
County council
District council
Hulland & Brailsford Safer Neighbourhood Team
The benefice