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Scarcliffe, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Scarcliffe, a parish, with a village, in Derbyshire, 6 miles NNW of Mansfield railway station. It has a post office under Chesterfield; money order and telegraph office, Bolsover. Acreage, including Palterton and Riley, 3954; population, 1156. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, e£95 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is in the Early English and Norman styles, and consists of chancel, nave, aisle, and western tower. It was restored in 1842 and reseated in 1876. Earl Bathurst is lord of the manor.

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 parishScarcliffe St. Leonard 
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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Scarcliffe 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 Scarcliffe 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 districtS44
Post TownChesterfield