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Help and advice for Barlborough

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  • The parish was in the Carburton sub-distgrict of the Worksop Registration District.

  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides a partial transcription of Eckington at 1841 census returns. Barlborough was a part of Eckington at that time.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2422
1871 R.G. 10 / 3463


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barlborough area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James the Greater.

  • The church seats 400.

  • John DAVIDSON has a photograph of the Church of St James on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1648 for all entries.

  • We have a pop-up window of Barlboroughn burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2010.

  • The Derbyshire Record Office holds the following parish registers for Barlborough:
  1. Baptisms 1648-1668 and 1676-1965
  2. Marriages 1648-1668 and 1676-1967
  3. Banns 1754-1848 and 1938-1990
  4. Burials 1648-1668 and 1676-1974

A note says there were no baptisms, marriage or burial entries between 1669 and 1675.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Carburton sub-distgrict of the Worksop Registration District.

Description and Travel

"BARLBOROUGH is a parish (having no dependent township) in the same hundred as Eckington, about three miles S.S.E. therefrom, nearly eight N.E. from Chesterfield, and about three W. from the village of Whitwell. In the neighbourhood are extensive collieries and mines of iron-stone; and the turnpike roads from Chesterfield to Worksop, and from Sheffield to Mansfield, cross, near the Village, at right angles."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

This parish lies 160 miles north of London and 11 miles south-east of Sheffield. It is divided from Yorkshire by a small rivulet. There is more information at Derbyshire Heritage.

Petrer ROBINSON has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011. The Hall sponsors several events each month and can be hired for your family re-union.

You can see pictures of Barlborough which are provided by:



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barlborough has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • The parish feast day was always the first Sunday in July.

  • The parish was at the intersection of two important turnpike roads. One ran from Chesterfield to Worksop and the other from Sheffield to Mansfield.


  • Barlborough Hall is an Elizabethan style mansion built in 1583 by Frances RODES.

Military Records

  • For a photograph of the Barlborough War Memorial see the Pictures of England site. Alas, it is difficult to see all the names on the plaque.

  • There is a photograph of the Barlborough First and Second World War Memorial Garden at Geograph.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established).

  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In April, 1935, this parish turned over 105 acres to Clowne Civil Parish.

  • You may contact the local Barlborough Parish Council regarding civic or political issues. They are NOT funded to help you with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the Balsover District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Eckington petty session hearings.

  • In 1752, Margaret and Mary POLE built a hospital here for 6 poor widows.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1795.

  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.