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Langwith Bassett , Derbyshire

Historical Description

Langwith Bassett or Upper Langwith, a small village and a parish in Derbyshire, contiguous to Notts, 6 miles NNW of Mansfield, and 9 ESE of Chesterfield, with a station on the Mansfield and Worksop branch of the M.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Mansfield. Acreage, 1510; population, 274. There are extensive malt-ings. The manor and most of the land belong to the Duke of Devonshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £177 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is an old building in the Early English style, which was thoroughly restored and enlarged in 1878; it contains a handsome font given by Lady and Admiral Egerton at the time of the restoration.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishLangwith St. Helen 
Poor Law unionMansfield 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Langwith Bassett from the following:

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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