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Pilsley in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishNorth Wingfield 
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 Pilsley in Chesterfield from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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