"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.