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Heath, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Heath, a village and a parish in Chesterfield union, Derbyshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Rother, 3 miles NE of Clay Cross railway station, 142 from London, 5 SE by E of Chesterfield, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. The parish comprises 1676 acres; population, 403. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. There are collieries in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of South-well; gross value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was built in 1853, is in the Decorated English style, and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and small spire, in which bells were hnngin 1883.

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 parishHeath All Saints 
Poor Law unionChesterfield 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Heath 1682-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online., 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 Heath 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 Heath 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 districtS44
Post TownChesterfield