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Killamarsh, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Killamarsh, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the Chesterfield Canal near the boundary with Yorkshire, with a station on the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Eotherham. The parish comprises 1659 acres; population, 3202. The manor belongs to the Pole family. There are collieries, a steel forge, and chemical works. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £3 61 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church is partly ancient, was restored in 1877, and has a Norman arch in the S porch and a tower. A mission-room was erected in 1890, and there are also Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. There is an endowed school with, £40 yearly and other 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 
Ecclesiastical parishKillamarsh St. Giles 
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.

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 Killamarsh 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 Killamarsh 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 districtS21
Post TownSheffield