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  • The parish was in the Eckington sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2534
1891 R.G. 12 / 2769


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church chancel was rebuilt in 1845.
  • The entire church was restored in 1877.
  • The church seats 350.
  • John JENNINGS has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1638 and is in good condition.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.
  • In 1912, the parish also had both Primitive Methodist and United Methodist chapels.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"KILLAMARSH, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2 miles N.E. of Eckington, its post town and railway station, 8 N.E. of Chesterfield, and 9 S.E. of Sheffield."

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

The parish is on the border of Yorkshire, 162 miles north of the city of London. The Chesterfield Canal meanders through the village.

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Historical Geography

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



In 1912, Col. Reginald Walkelyne CHANDOS-POLE was lord of the manor and one of the chief landowners here.


Military History

The Traces of War website tell us that St. Giles churchyard has one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II.

  1. John William COOPER, private, Royal Army Service Corps, age 22, died 15 July 1941. Husband of Winifred COOPER of Sharrow.

Military Records

  • For a list of the names on the War Memorial, see the Killamarsh WW I page.

Names, Geographical

In the 1086 Domesday Book the name appears as "Chinewaldmarese".


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derby county.
  • This Chapelry was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish (date not yet found).
  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Killamarsh Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they will NOT assist you with family history searches.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Eckington petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.