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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2533
1891 R.G. 12 / 2767


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Heath 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 old Anglican parish church was dedicated to All Saints and was located in the old village site.

  • The old church was taken down in 1852.

  • A mortuary chapel was erected on the site of the old church, using some of its stones, in 1622, and the churchyard kept in use.

  • The old church is now a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

  • A new Church of All Saints was erected in 1853 in the current village site.

  • The church seats 250.

  • You can visit the Church website.

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints' church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1682.

  • Marriages at Heath, 1682-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Heath which are provided by:
"HEATH, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 5 miles S.E. of Chesterfield, its post town, and 3 N.E. of the Clay Cross station. The village, which is small, and wholly agricultural, is situated on the road from Chesterfield to Mansfield. There are several coal-pits. The land is exceedingly fertile. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £259 4s. The living is a vicarage* in the dioc, of Lichfield, value £237."

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

The parish is just off junction 29 of the M1 motorway and covers 1,676 acres.

Andrew HILL provides a photograph of the village main street on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.



Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK448671 (Lat/Lon: 53.199082, -1.330820), Heath which are provided by:

Military History

Politics and Government

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

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

  • The parish merged with Holmewood and is administered by the Heath and Holmewood Parish Council. You may contact them regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to do family history lookups for you.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings on Saturdays.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Chesterfield Poor Law Union.