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Help and advice for Heath

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Heath

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Archives and Libraries

The Holmewood Library on Heath Road near Old Colliery Lane is normally open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They have a Local Studies and Family History section to help you with your searches.

David ROGERS has a photograph of the Old Reading Room on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.

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Cemeteries

Ian S. has a photograph of the Graveyard at All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2016.

Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of the Remains of Heath Old Church and some of the gravestones near it on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Bolsover sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2533
1891 R.G. 12 / 2767

Churches

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

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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 on Church Lane in the north-east corner of the village.
     
  • 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.
     
  • David BEVIS also has a photograph of All Saints' church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2016.
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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.
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Civil Registration

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

"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. Tom BATES provides a good intro to Heath village.

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

You can see pictures of Heath which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Heath 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 Heath 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

Stephen G. TAYLOR has a photograph of the Elm Tree Inn on Mansfield Road on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2006.

Jonathan CLITHEROE also has a photograph of The Elm Tree Inn on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.

Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of the Twin Oaks Hotel on the east side of the M1 at Junction 29 on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.

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Military History

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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 available to do family history look-ups for you.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Bolsover District Council.
     
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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.
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Schools

The first school was founded here in 1685. It still stands on Hill Street, but has been converted to a private residence.

Ian S. has a photograph of The Old School House on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2016.