Pilsley in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Pilsley, a village and a township in North Wingfield parish, Derbyshire, 5½ miles SE of Chesterfield, with a station on the M.S. & L.R. and the M.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. Acreage of township, 1606; population, 2328. The parish council has six members, and there is one district councillor. Many of the inhabitants are employed in collieries. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1873. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £117. Patron, the Rector of North Wingfield. The church, erected in 1875, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, S aisle, N porch, and a bell-turret. There are Wesleyan, New Connexion, Free and Primitive Methodist chapels. Part of the village is called Nether or Lower Pilsley.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||North Wingfield|
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pilsley in Chesterfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pilsley)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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