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New Brampton


  • The parish was in the Chesterfield Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2532
1891 R.G. 12 / 2764 thru 2766

Church History

  • St Thomas's Church, New Brampton was built in 1832, and stands beside the main A619 road approaching Chesterfield from the Baslow direction. See also Old Brampton.

  • David BEVIS has a photograph of St. Thomas' church tower on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.

Church Records

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

  • And Rosemary LOCKIE has some Memorial Inscriptions from St. Thomas churchyard.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of New Brampton which are provided by:
"BRAMPTON... A new church has been erected in the eastern part of the parish, called New Brampton, and is dedicated to St. Thomas; it contains 700 sittings, of which half are free."

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

Today, New Brampton is considered a suburb of Chesterfield.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which New Brampton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
  • The ancient parish of Brampton was divided in 1832 into the area centred on the old parish church of St Peter and St Paul, now more commonly known as Old Brampton, and New Brampton, served by St Thomas's church, newly consecrated that year. Today, paradoxically, New Brampton, probably as a consequence of being closer to the centre of Chesterfield, having a larger population, and consequently in the forefront of more people's consciousness is known colloquially as simply 'Brampton'.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK367706 (Lat/Lon: 53.231162, -1.451667), New Brampton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

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

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings every Saturday.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.