"CLAYCROSS, (or Claylane) a township in the parish of North Wingfield, in the hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 5 miles S. of Chesterfield, its post town. It is a station on the Midland railway. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £60, to which the Claycross Coal Company make a grant of £50, in the patronage of the Rector of North Wingfield. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, was erected by subscription in 1851. It is a handsome stone edifice in the early English style."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Claycross is 139 miles north of the City of London and 5 miles south of Chesterfield. Danesmoor is a hamlet just on the eastern edge of Claycross.
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- Egstow, formerly a parish in its own right was incorporated in the civil parish of Clay Cross in 1935.
(Ref: The Place-Names of Derbyshire, K. Cameron, Cambridge University Press, 1959)
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK392633 (Lat/Lon: 53.165383, -1.415115), Clay Cross which are provided by: