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Unstone, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Unstone, a township in Dronfield parish, Derbyshire, 4¼miles N by W of Chesterfield. It has a post office under Sheffield; money order and telegraph office, Dronfield; and a station on the M.R. The township includes Apperknowle, Hundow, and Sunmerley. Acreage, 2003; population, 1687. There is a parish council of five members. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and a Congregational mission room; and a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1880, is at Apperknowle.

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 parishDronfield 
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 Unstone 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 Unstone 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:

DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS18
Post TownDronfield