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Wingerworth, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Wingerworth, a village and a parish in Derbyshire, 2¾ miles S by W of Chesterfield station on the M.R., with a post office under Chesterfield; money order office, New Tupton; telegraph office, Hasland. The parish comprises the hamlets of Hockley, Nethermoor, Stubbing, and Swathwick. Acreage, 2958; population, 379. There is a parish council consisting of five members, and there are several stone quarries and coal mines in the neighbourhood. The manor, with Wingerworth Hall, belongs to the Hunloke family. Wingerworth Hall occupies the site of an ancient baronial mansion, which was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians in 1643. Stubbing Court is the seat of the Burkitt family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £215 with residence, which was built in 1881 at a cost of about £2000. Patron, the Bishop. The church is in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower, and contains several monuments.

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 
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.

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 Wingerworth 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 Wingerworth 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 districtS42
Post TownChesterfield