BEIGHTON, Derbyshire

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"BEIGHTON, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 7 miles to the S.E. of Sheffield, its post town, and 10 N.E. of Chesterfield. The Midland, and the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railways pass near the village, and have stations at Eckington and Woodhouse Mill. The approach to the village from Eckington is through a massive stone cutting."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The parish cover almost 3,000 acres and is bordered by Yorkshire on the east and north. The Chesterfield Canal cuts through the north-east portion of the parish. Birley, Frecheville, Hackenthorpe and Sothal (or Southal) Waterthorpe are hamlets in this parish.

The village was mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book. In 1967 the city of Sheffield expanded its boundaries to include this parish within its urban borders. So the parish is now, technically, in Yorkshire.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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History

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Military History

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Military Records

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in Beighton Cemetery, both from World War II:

  1. Robert POOLE, gunner, 54 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery, age 44, died 10 July 1943. Son of James and Agnes Laura POOLE.
  2. Frederick SCARFE, priv., General Service Corps, age 18, died 18 March 1946. Son of Frederick and Ellen SCARFE.
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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