Holmesfield, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire, 2 miles W of Dronfield station on the M.R., and 6½ NW of Chesterfield. There is a post office under Sheffield; money order and telegraph office, Totley. Acreage, 4699; population, 500. The Duke of Rutland is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £112 with residence. The church was built on the site of a previous one in 1826. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed national school, and some charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Holmesfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Holmesfield)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Holmesfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: