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Elmton with Cresswell, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Elmton-with-Cresswell, a parish in Derbyshire, on the NE verge of the county, 8 miles ENE of Chesterfield, with a station on the M.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Clown, under Chesterfield. Acreage, 2830; population, 673. Limestone is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £96 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is an ugly Georgian structure with unfinished tower. It has been recently restored, and the interior is made the best of. An older church, said to be one of the finest in Derbyshire, stood on the same site till 1771. Buxton, the calculating day-labourer, was a native.

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 parishElmton 
Ecclesiastical parishElmton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWorksop 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Elmton with Cresswell 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 Elmton with Cresswell are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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