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Help and advice for Elmton

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Elmton

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Archives and Libraries

The Creswell Library on Elmton Road near Dover Street is closed Wednesdays and Sundays. They have a Local Studies and Family History section to help you with your search.

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Cemeteries

The Elmton and Creswell Cemetery is on Skinner Street near Eyre Street in Creswell in this parish.

Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Bus Stop by the Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.

Andrew LOUGHRAM has a photograph of the Lychgate at St. Peter's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Carburton sub-district of the Worksop Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2422
1871 R.G.10 / 3463
1891 R.G. 12 / 2647

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Elmton area or see them printed on a map.

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
     
  • The church was rebuilt in 1771.
     
  • The church seats 150.
     
  • John SLATER has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.
     
  • David BEVIS also has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.
     
  • The Anglican parish church in Creswell is dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene.
     
  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of St. Mary Magdalene on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.
     
  • David KELLY also has a photograph of St. Mary Magdalene on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1599.
     
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
     
  • Transcription by Carol RYAN of Marriages 1800-1860 at Elmton.
     
  • Transcription by Jon CANTRILL of Marriages 1861-1870 at Elmton.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Carburton sub-district of the Worksop Registration District.
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Description and Travel

"ELMTON, a parish, in the same hundred as Bolsover is about 3 Miles N.E. from that town. This was the birth-place of Jedediah Buxton, the great arithmetic calculator. The church here, is dedicated to St. Peter: the living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Rev. C. H. R. Rodes. The parish contained in 1821, 352 inhabitants, and at the last census (1831) the number had decreased to 340."

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

Elmton is both a village, a township and a parish in Derbyshire on the border with Nottinghamshire, 9 miles north-west of Mansfield.

The parish is 9 miles east of Chesterfield and includes the hamlet of Cresswell. There is a photograph of Elmton village on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.

Cresswell  is a larger, more substantial place than Elmton village. Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Creswell sign on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.

Nigel THOMPSON has a photograph of the Creswell railway station on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.

You can see pictures of Elmton which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Elmton to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of The Elm Inn, Elmton, on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.

Ann B. has a photograph of Monro's, Creswell, on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.

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Military History

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Creswell War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.
     
  • The Traces of War website tells us that there are 11 Commonwealth War Graves from WWI and 3 from WWII in St. Mary's churchyard.
     
  • The Traces of War website tells us that there is one Commonwealth War Grave in the Elmston and Creswell Cemetery from World War II.
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Military Records

There are the 14 Commonwealth War Grave burials in St. Mary Magdalene's (Creswell) churchyard:

  1. Priv. C. BAGSHAW, RASC, died 6 June 1920
  2. Corp. James David BROWN, RAF Vol. Rsrv., age 24, died 15 June 1945
  3. Priv. William Mathew DENNIS, Grenadier Guards, age 20, died 10 Jul 1918
  4. Priv. Reginald HARDWICK, RASC, age 27, died 4 Mar 1918
  5. Qtrmstr. Sergt. I. HEATH, Royal Gar. Artil., age 40, died 24 Apr, 1920
  6. Corporal Frank LIMB, Royal Horse Artil., age 25, died 11 Feb, 1919
  7. Priv. S. MALLENDER, Sherwood Foresters, age 22, died 25 Feb 1920
  8. Sergt. John Thomas MELLISH, RAF Vol. Rsrv., age 22, died 14 Mar 1944
  9. Priv. Alfred Morris R. MOORE, Sherwood Foresters, age 21, died 31 May 1917
  10. Priv. H. MOSLEY, Leics. Regt., age 19, died 31 July 1918
  11. Gunner Joseph Ernest PARKER, Royal Artil., age 31, died 8 Jan, 1944
  12. Priv. John Henry SHARP, Leics. Regt., died 31 July 1918
  13. Priv. Stanley SMITH, Leics. Regt., age 19, died 31 July 1918
  14. Priv. Arthur WHITE, Leics. Regt., age 19, died 31 July 1918

The one man buried in Elmton and Creswell Cemetery from WWII is: Eric Leslie BUDWORTH, age 22, Royal Corp of Signals, signalman, died 18 Feb. 1944.

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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 partly in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • You may contact the Elmton with Creswell Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT available to help you with family history research.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Balsover District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.
     
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1841.
     
  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Eckington petty sessional hearings.
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Schools

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built in Creswell in 1899 for 456 children. In 1911, average attendance was 440.

A Junior School was held in the Drill Hall in Creswell.

An Infants School was built in Creswell in 1874 for 310 children.

David BEVIS has a photograph of the former Infants School on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011.

The parish was building a new boys' school in 1912.