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Eckington

Archives and Libraries

  • The Library is located on Market Street.

Cemeteries

  • The Eckington Cemetery was opened on the Sheffield Road in October, 1877, and covered about 6 acres.

  • The cemetery is just north of the village on the B4084.

Census

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

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 195
1861 R.G. 9 / 2534
1891 R.G. 12 / 2770 & 2771
1901 R.G. 13 / 3258 & 3259

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Eckington 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

  • At the 1086 Domesday Survey there was a priest working here, but no church.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Petrer and Saint Paul.

  • The church appears to date from the 12th century.

  • The church has been through several restorations and alterations over the centuries.

  • The church is a grade I listed building with British Heritage.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Bill HENDERSON has a photograph of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2004.

Church Records

  • There are extracts from the Bishop's Transcripts for 1664-1865 online at Derbyshire Genealogy.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1807.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists also built a chapel in Mosborough in 1839.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists also had a small chapel in Marsh Lane in Troway in 1912.

  • The Association Methodists built a chapel here in 1837.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a small chapel in Mosborough in 1830.

  • The United Methodists built a small chapel in Troway prior to 1912.

  • The Roman Catholics built a church in the hamlet of Spink Hill (in Renishaw) in 1845. This building is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Correctional Institutions

  • In 1852, a courthouse with a lock-up was built in the village near the White Hart Hotel. The author does not know what records may exist for this facility.

Description and Travel

"ECKINGTON is a populous village and township, in the parish of its name, and hundred of Scarsdale; the village is situate seven miles N.E. from Chesterfield, the like distance S.E. from Sheffield, and three N. from Staveley. The lands of this parish are chiefly appropriated to agriculture; in some of the townships scythes and sickles are manufactured in considerable quantities, and nails, in the village, but not so extensively."

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

The parish covered 6,934 acres in 1857 and included the hamlets of Mosborough, Renishaw and Troway. Troway had a colliery in 1912.

The parish is bounded on the east by the river Rother, with Yorkshire to the north.

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK432797 (Lat/Lon: 53.312468, -1.353063), Eckington which are provided by:

Military History

  • Neli THEASBY has a photograph of the War Memorial in Marsh Lane (Troway) at Geograph, taken in October, 2010.

Military Records

Politics and Government

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

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • The Common Land was inclosed here in 1795.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment reforms, this parish became part of the Chesterfield Poor Law Union.