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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Whittington St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Whittington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Whittington (St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
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