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North Wingfield

Cemeteries

  • St Lawrence, St Lawrence Street (opposite Church Lane), Church of England

Census

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

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2525 thru 2527
1891 R.G. 12 / 2758

Churches

  • St Lawrence, St Lawrence Street (opposite Church Lane), Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the North Wingfield 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 was originally dedicated to Saint Lawrence, but was subsequently transferred (date not reported) to Saint Helen.

  • The church was originally built before 1321.

  • The church was repaired and reroofed in 1880.

  • The churchyard was enlarged by two acres in 1887.

  • The church seats 400.

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of St. Lawrence Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1567, but some early portions are illegible.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St Lawrence's Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

  • The Methodist New Connection and Primitive Methodists had chapels here by 1891.

  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel in Ling's Row here by 1891.

  • The Primitive Methodists, Free Methodists and Methodist New Connection had a chapels in Tupton here by 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"NORTH WINGFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 4 miles S.E, of Chesterfield. It is situated on the river Rother, and the Roman Icknield Street near the line of the North Midland railway, which has a station at Clay Cross, where it is carried through a tunnel 1,760 yards long, 22 feet wide, and 26 high. The expense of constructing this tunnel is said to have been £100 per yard, or £176,000. The parish comprises 7,603 acres, and has increased in population from 3,144 in 1841 to 7,339 in 1861, or more than double in 20 years."

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

The parish included the townships of Williamsthorpe, Clay Lane, Pilsley, Stretton, Tupton and Woodthorpe. Pilsley became a separate parish, and Clay Lane, Stretton and Woodthorpe later formed Clay Cross parish.

Andrew HILL has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.

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Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK410650 (Lat/Lon: 53.180512, -1.387970), North Wingfield which are provided by:

Military History

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007.

Military Records

There are five Commonwealth War Graves in St. Lawrence's churchyard from World War I. They are for:

  1. F. EDGE, priv., Sherwood For. 1st Batln., died 12 July 1916
  2. G. P. DAY, lance bomb., Royal Gar. Artillery, age 31, died 18 Oct. 1918
  3. Harry BRAMLEY, priv., RASC, age 26, died 13 Feb. 1919
  4. G. T. FOSTER, priv., Sherwood For., died 16 Dec. 1920
  5. G. LEVERETT, serj., Sherwood For., died 23 July 1921

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in St. Lawrence's churchyard from World War II. They are for:

  1. William Richard CLARK, pilot off., RAF Vol. Reserve, age 31, died 18 March 1942
  2. Sam Tunnicliffe (Peter) DANIELS, Flying off., RAF Vol. Reserve, died 8 June 1943

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and 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.

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