NORTH WINGFIELD, Derbyshire

Cemeteries

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Census

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

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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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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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Military History

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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
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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