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South Normanton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Normanton, South, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands 1¼ mile W of the boundary with Notts, and 1½ ENE of Alfreton railway station, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alfreton. The parish comprises 1934 acres; population, 4192. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The manor belonged formerly to the Revells, and belongs now to the Radford and Coke families. A market is held on Saturday, and there are coalpits. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £270. The church is of the 14th century, in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, large and good, and, with the exception of the tower and N aisle, was entirely rebuilt in 1878; it contains a monument to the Revells. There are Wesleyan, Free, and Primitive Methodist chapels, and some charities.

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 parishSouth Normanton St. Mary 
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 South Normanton 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 South Normanton 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 districtDE55
Post TownAlfreton