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  • HARTSHORN, Margaret Lily - Hasland Over the Years. Ashridge Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1901214338.


  • Hasland set aside a 2-acre cemetery in 1883. 2 more acres were added in 1907.
  • Nikki MAHADEVAN has a photograph of Hasland Cemetery at Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
  • Margaret HARTSHORN has a list of burials in the Cemetery.



  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
  • Paul TAYLOR provides a list of surnames found in the 1901 census.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 194
1851 H.O. 107 / 2147
1861 R.G. 9 / 2530 & 2531
1891 R.G. 12 / 2763
1901 R.G. 13 / 3246 & 3251


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Paul.
  • The church was built in 1851.
  • The church seats 388.
  • Alistair MORRIS has a photograph of St. Paul's Church at Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1851.
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1899.
  • The United Methodists built a chapel in Grassmoor.
  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Baptist Church on Eyre Street East on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2013.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

"HASLAND, a township in the parish of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2 miles S.E. of Chesterfield. The township adjoins the village of Wragby, of which it includes a portion. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Chesterfield, in the diocese of Lichfield. The principal residence is Hasland Hall."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

  • Birdholme, Boythorpe, Grasshill and Grassmoor are hamlets in the parish.
  • Margaret HARTSHORN provides a Hasland village website, complete with census data and other family historian facts and figures.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2009. The Hall has since been refurbished. You should stop in and get a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • Hasland is on the A61 south out of Chesterfield or north out of Alfreton.

You can see pictures of Hasland which are provided by:





A short Gaxeetteer is online at Vision of Britain.

Hasland is mentioned as a township in Chesterfield in the Chesterfield entry in The National Gazetteer (1868).

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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • Coal was found in abundance here.
  • Bricks were made here.
  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Chesterfield, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Hasland.

Medical Records

  • An Isolation Hospital was built here in 1904 by the Chesterfield Corporation. It contained 38 beds.
  • Hospitals were not required to archive patient information, but the Archives may hold some administrative and financial data.

Military History

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the War Memorial in Eastwood Park on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.
  • Roger TEMPLE has a photograph of the War Memorial just inside the gate at Barnes Park in Grassmoor on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2006.
  • Margaret HARTSHORN has a list of names from the Cenotaph in Eastwood Park of all the parish men who died in the two World Wars.

Politics and Government

  • This place was originally a hamlet and Township in Chesterfield parish in Derby county.
  • This place was incorporated as a separate, modern parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In March, 1894, Chesterfield swallowed a portion (431 houses) of this parish.
  • In November, 1910, Chesterfield took another large bite (159 acres) out of this parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings on Saturdays.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.


When Hasland Hall Mansion House was sold in 1924, the idea of Hasland Hall School was born. In 1931 conversion of the Hall and grounds began and the school opened in January 1932. 280 scholars attended on the first day.

Archive copies of the school newspaper are online, but only begin in 2005.