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Holmesfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishDronfield 
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 Holmesfield 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 Holmesfield 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 districtS18
Post TownDronfield