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Pinxton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Pinxton, a village and a parish in Derbyshire and Notts, The village stands adjacent to a branch of the Erewash Canal, to the Mansfield branch of the Erewash Valley railway, 3 miles E by S of Alfreton, and 6 from Mansfield. It has stations on the G.N.R., M.S. & L.R., and M.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alfreton. The parish comprises 1253 acres, of which 99 are in Notts; population, 2390. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The manor, with Brookbill Hall, belongs to the Coke family. Longwood Hall is another chief residence. Coal is extensively mined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £200 with residence. The church stands on an eminence; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains memorial windows and tablets to the Cokes. There are Free and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a church mission room built in 1880, in which, on account of the small size of the church, most of the services are held.

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 parishPinxton St. Helena 
Poor Law unionMansfield 

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 Pinxton 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 Pinxton 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG16
Post TownNottingham