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  • The parish was in the Shirebrook sub-district of the Mansfield Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2422 & 2424
1891 R.G. 12 / 2647


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Langwith 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 the Holy Cross.

  • White's 1857 Directory reports the dedication is to Saint Helen.

  • The church was originally built in 1140.

  • The church was restored in 1877.

  • The church seats 150.

  • There is a photograph of Holy Trinity Church at Francis Frith's site.

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

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1685 for burials.

  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Staveley.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Shirebrook sub-district of the Mansfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Langwith which are provided by:
"UPPER LANGWITH, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Mansfield, its post town, and 9 S.E. of Chesterfield. It is a small irregularly built village, and is wholly agricultural."

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

The parish is on the Poulter River bordering Nottinghamshire, lies 3 miles south-east of Bolsover and covers 1,444 acres. Langwith today is actually a collection of four villages which extend into Nottinghamshire.


LANGWITH, commonly called Upper Langwith, is a parish and scattered village on the border of Nottinghamshire, 6 miles S. by W. from Mansfield, and 3 miles S.E. from Bolsover, contains 1,444 acres of land, including 261 acres of wood, 39 houses, and 194 inhabitants, of whom 101 were males and 93 females. Surnames included in the directory of (Upper) Langwith:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Langwith 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 SK528698 (Lat/Lon: 53.222618, -1.210628), Langwith which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • Upper Langwith was also known as Langwith Bassett (q.v. Kelly's 1891 Directory entry)

Politics and Government

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

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

  • In April, 1935, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land divided between Shirebrook and Scarcliffe Civil Parishes.

  • District governance is provided by the Bolsover District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.