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Ridgeway, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Ridgeway, an ecclesiastical parish in Eckington parish, Derbyshire, 3 miles NW of Eckington station on the M.R. It was constituted in 1840, and has a post office under Chesterfield; money order and telegraph office, Mosborough. Population, 2188. Scythes, sickles, and knife-blades are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Eckington. The church was built in 1840 at a cost of .62000, restored in 1868, and again in 1883, when some additions were made. It is in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled western tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a police station.

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 
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 Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway 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 districtS12
Post TownSheffield