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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 theCemetery.
  • St Paul, Churchside, S41 0JX, Church of England


  • 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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2530 & 2531
1891 R.G. 12 / 2763
1901 R.G. 13 / 3246 & 3251


  • St Paul, Churchside, S41 0JX, Church of England

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

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. You should stop in and get a schedule of current events. The Hall has since been refurbished.

  • Hasland is on the A61 south out of Chesterfield or north out of Alfreton.
You can see pictures of Hasland which are provided by:


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.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK392692 (Lat/Lon: 53.218400, -1.414388), Hasland which are provided by:

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 1892, Chesterfield swallowed a portion of this parish.

  • In 1910, Chesterfield took another large bite 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.