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, Hall Lane – Bed & Breakfast
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


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

Brailsford Folk Dance Club
Thursday, 7.45 – 10.00pm Brailsford Institute

The Saracen's Head Christmas Pub Quiz
Terri, Robin & the team would like to invite you to join them this year at 7.00pm, Monday 7th December.
Tickets, if there's any left, are £12.50 per person and include a gourmet buffet available at the bar.

Parish Council Meeting
The minutes of the meeting held 9th November are available on the Parish Council page.

Free Parking
On District Council car parks after 2.00pm throughout December.

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.

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 with field shelter. Total Site Area 2.54 Acres.

Contact Scargill Mann - Ashbourne 01335 368053

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Useful Links

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