North Wingfield, Derbyshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||North Wingfield St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Wingfield, North (St. Lawrence))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of North Wingfield 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: