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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2647


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Clowne 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 John the Baptist.

  • The church was built in the 12th century, but the specific date is unreported.

  • The church seats 300.

  • Bill HENDERSON provides a photograph of St John The Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1509 for all entries, but early years are in bad condition.

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

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.

  • The Primitive Methodiss built a small stone chapel here in 1834.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1837.

  • David BEVIS provides a photograph of the North Road Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Clowne which are provided by:
"CLOWN, a village and parish, in the same hundred as Whitwell, is about three miles N.W. from that village, two S.S.E. from Barlhorough, and three and a half N. from Bolsover. In the neighbourhood of the village coal and lime-stone are obtained, and there is a small manufactory for sail-cloth; but the inhabitants are chiefly employed in agricultural labours. There is a chalybeate spring, called Shuttlewood Spa, in this parish; and a piece of water, called Harlesthorpe Dam, covering about four acres."

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

The parish covers 1,922 acres and includes the hamlets of Damsbrook, Hickin Wood and Halsthorpe (or Harlesthorpe). The village of Clowne has a website.



Historical Geography

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


  • The plague raged though the village in 1586 and again in 1606. The victims were buried away from the village in Monument Field.

  • The village grew exponentially with the 19th century growth of the coal mines.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK498753 (Lat/Lon: 53.272342, -1.254699), Clowne which are provided by:

Military Records

  • Visit the the Clowne Roll of Honour site to see a list of those who fell in the two world wars and a photo of the monument.

Politics and Government

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

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.