Higham, a village in Shirland parish, Derbyshire, on Icknield Street, 2½ miles NNW of Alfreton, and half a mile from Stretton station on the M.R. It is an ancient place, was once a market-town, has still a market cross in the centre-of the market-place, a Free Methodist chapel, and a post and telegraph office under Alfreton; money order office, Shirland. A cattle fair is held on the first Wednesday after 1 Jan.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Higham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Higham)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Higham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: