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Brimington

Bibliography

  • BRELSFORD, Vernon - A History of Brimington, 1937. Brimington Parish Council. ISBN¬†0-9515278-0-03.

Cemeteries

  • The Brimington Cemetery was created in 1878 on four acres with two mortuary chapels.

  • The cemetery was under the control of the Burial Board of the parish council.

  • The London Family History Centre has a transcript of the memorial inscriptions (undated). Their microfilm was made in 1995. They also have the cemetery records for 1878 - 1997.
  • John POYSER has a photograph of Brimington Crematorium on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2008.

Census

  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2531 & 2532
1881 R.G. 11 / 3434
1891 R.G. 12 / 2764
1901 R.G. 13 / 219

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Brimington area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.

  • The ancient church was taken down in 1808 and completely rebuilt with the exception of the tower, previously rebuilt in 1796.

  • The church tower was rebuilt in 1846.

  • The present church was built in 1847.

  • The church seats 550.

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of St. Michael Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.

  • The church used to have its own Web site, but that appears to have shut down.

  • A Mission Church was built in Brimington Common in 1875.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1675. Some older records exist as copies of originals.

  • The London Family History Centre has the parish registers for 1813 through 1956 on microfilm.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials partially extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1806.

  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1835.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

"BRIMINGTON is a township in the parish of Chesterfield, about 2 miles N. by E. from that town; it contains a chapel under the establishment (rebuilt in 1808), and a meeting-house for dissenters. The Chesterfield canal passes through the township - which contained, in 1831, 759 inhabitants."

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

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

History

  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Chesterfield, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Brimington.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK403735 (Lat/Lon: 53.256968, -1.397372), Brimington which are provided by:

Military History

  • There is a photograph of the War Memorial in the church on the Wikipedia website. It includes some comments from the scuptor.

  • The Traces of War website shows us that Brimington has 10 Commonwealth War Graves from WWI and 6 from WWII.

Military Records

  • The webpage author found a list of names for the Brimington Roll of Honour. I have researched some of them and other names have been found that are not on the memorial roll. This is not unusual. You can see my progress at Brimington Look-up text.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry of Chesterfield in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in September, 1844.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.