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Old Brampton



  • 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 / 2532
1891 R.G. 12 / 2764 thru 2766


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Old Brampton 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

  • St Peter's Church at Old Brampton should not be confused with St. Thomas's Church at what is now known as New Brampton. St. Thomas's was consecrated in 1832, and "stands on the Chatsworth road, about a mile west of the town of Chesterfield." [Ref: Samuel LEWIS's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848]

Church Records

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

  • There is a wealth of "Parish Chest" type information available for (Old) Brampton at the Derbyshire Record Office, but there are no Settlement Certificates! There are however, plenty of lists of charitable bequests, one of which cites money to be put forth for Apprenticeship Indentures bequeathed to the Church Wardens in ? Shawe's Will. There is also a Burials Waste Book which lists the position of each grave in chronological order with index for years 1792-1887 - a very important resource, as it suggests relationships in terms of who was buried next to whom. There are also Tithe Books giving names of occupiers of land, rent paid and livestock belonging to each farmer for years 1815 & 1818. All are available in original form. My grateful thanks to Janet Kirk for this information.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of SS Peter & Paul's Church is available for purchase from Valerie Neal.

  • 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 Old Brampton which are provided by:
"BRAMPTON is a village and parish, about 3½ miles W. from Chesterfield. At Brampton-moor are extensive stone potteries, belonging to Messrs. T. Oldfield and Co., Messrs. H. and S. Briddon and Mr. J. Wright; Mr. W. Briddon, at Walton, and others; at New Brampton, are iron works, and in the neighbourhood is a coal mine."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Old 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.


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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK335718 (Lat/Lon: 53.242159, -1.499478), Old Brampton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Brampton 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.