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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2529 & 2530
1891 R.G. 12 / 2762 & 2763

Church History

  • There was an ancient church here in Norman times, destroyed by a Protestant Mob during the reign of William III.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.

  • The church was built in 1857.

  • This church seats 320.

  • Andrew LAUGHRAN has a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1857.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Dronfield.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1842.

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 Newbold which are provided by:
"NEWBOLD, a township in the parish of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2½ miles N.W. of Chesterfield. The village, which is considerable, may be considered a suburb of Chesterfield. It is united with Dunstan to form a township. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield."

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

Newbold is now integrated into the city of Chesterfield as a suburb on the north-west side of the city just west of the A61 motorway. Dunston was a hamlet in the north-west corner of this parish.



Historical Geography

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


  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Chesterfield, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Newbold.

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of The Steelmelters Arms on Johns Road on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2011.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK369734 (Lat/Lon: 53.256316, -1.448347), Newbold which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Chesterfield parish and became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

  • In 1920, this parish was abolished and the land amalgamated into Chesterfield Civil Parish, with a small part joining Brampton Civil Parish.

  • Apparently the historic entity of the township was also dissolved in 1920.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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