"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."
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.
Tupton is a township about two miles north-west of North Wingfield village. Clay Cross RR Station is in this township.
Andrew HILL has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.
You can see pictures of North Wingfield which are provided by:
There was a Humber ferry called the "PSS Wingfield Castle". She was a paddle-wheel ferry, launched in 1934. Her need as a ferry ended 40 years later when the Humber Bridge opened in 1974. She is.now part of the "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience",
"Wingfield" is from the Old English "winn + feld", meaning "open land used for pasture". It appeard in 1002 as wynnefeld. [A. D. MILLS, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]