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Wessington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Wessington, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Crich parish, Derbyshire, 1½ mile NW of Wingfield station on the M.R., and 3½ miles NW by W of Alfreton. There is a post office under Alfreton; money order office, South Wingfield; telegraph office, Higham. Acreage of the township, 973; population, 610. The inhabitants are employed in neighbouring collieries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £164 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Crich. The church is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, and bell-turret. There are two Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 CountyGloucestershire 
Civil parishChipping Campden 
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 Wessington 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 Wessington 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 districtDE55
Post TownAlfreton