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Whitwell, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Whitwell, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands 4½ miles WSW of Worksop, and 151 from London, and has a station on the M.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. The parish includes Belph and Baxton Moor hamlets, and part of Creswell, and comprises 5231 acres; population, 1908. The manor belongs to the Duke of Portland. Whitwell Hall was the seat of Sir Roger Manners, who died in 1632, and is now used as the national school. The living is a rectory, with Steetley annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £428 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is large, cruciform, and chiefly Norman, and was thoroughly restored in 1886, at a cost of £2000. There are piscinae, sedilia, and an ancient font. A small, ancient, Norman, ivy-clad church at Steetley was restored and reconciled in 1880. There are Wesleyan and Free 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 CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWhitwell St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionWorksop 

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.

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 Whitwell 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 Whitwell 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS80
Post TownWorksop