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Swanwick, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Swanwick, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Alfreton parish, Derbyshire, 2½ miles SW by S of Alfreton railway station. The parish was constituted in 1861; and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alfreton. Population, 1934. Swanwick Hall, the Grange, and the Hayes are chief residences. Coal is largely worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £172 with residence. The church was built in 1860, is in the Geometric style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, N porch, and bell turret. There are Baptist and Free and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishAlfreton 
HundredScarsdale 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Swanwick from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictAmber Valley
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE55
Post TownAlfreton