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North Wingfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Wingfield, North, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies on the M.R., half a mile NNE of Claycross railway station, 4½ miles S by E of Chesterfield, and about 147 from London. It has a post and money order office under Chesterfield; telegraph office, Claycross (R.S.) Acreage, 1551; population, 2395. The parish includes Claylane or Claycross, Tupton, Stretton, Pilsley, and Woodthorpe townships. There are collieries and ironworks. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 3760. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £716 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Perpendicular and Late Norman styles, and was thoroughly restored in 1872 and 1880. It consists of clerestoried chancel and nave of four bays, aisles, S porch, and lofty embattled tower; it contains an old octagonal font, several effigies, and memorial windows. There are New Connexion and Primitive Methodist chapels. The churchyard was enlarged in 1887. The vicarage of Claycross is a separate benefice.

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 parishNorth Wingfield St. Lawrence 
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 North Wingfield from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS42
Post TownChesterfield