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Higham, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishShirland 
Poor Law unionChesterfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Higham from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE55
Post TownAlfreton