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Staveley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Staveley, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands near the M.R. and the M.S. & L.R., and the valley of the Rother, 4 miles NE of Chesterfield, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield, and three railway stations. The township comprises Barrow Hill, Handley, Inkersall, Mastin Moor, Netherthorpe, Norbriggs, Woodthorpe, and Poolsbrook. Acreage, 6872, of which 53 are water; population, 9363. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Ringwood Hall is the seat of the Barrow family. There are coal and iron works, manufactories of spades and shovels, a brush factory, and corn mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £996 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was enlarged in 1864, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. A chapel of ease is at Handley; an endowed hospital, with a chapel, is at Woodthorpe; and Free, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school, a mechanics' institute and reading-room, a cemetery, and a large and commodious village hall erected in 1895 to the memory of Mr Charles Markham, for many years manager of the Staveley Coal and Iron Works. Charities over £200 are at Staveley.

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 parishStaveley St. John the Baptist 
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 Staveley from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS43
Post TownChesterfield