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Whittington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Whittington, a parish in Derbyshire, with a station on the M.R, 2½ miles N by E of Chesterfield. It contains Old Whittington village, which has a post and money order office under Chesterfield, the parish church, two Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed school. It also comprises New Whittington village, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. Acreage, 1581; population, 8798. At the Old Revolution House, Old Whittington, several noblemen and others met in 1688 to plan or support the Revolution. There are collieries and ironworks. The living is a rectory, with New Whittington and Sheepbridge, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was destroyed by fire in 1895, but has since been rebuilt.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWhittington St. Bartholomew 
HundredScarsdale 
Poor Law unionChesterfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Whittington from the following:


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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