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Pilsley

Cemeteries

  • St Mary, Church Street, Church of England

Census

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

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2526
1891 R.G. 12 / 2758 & 2774

Churches

  • St Mary, Church Street, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Pilsley 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 is dedicated to Saint Mary.

  • The church was built in 1875.

  • The ecclesiastical parish was created in January, 1874, out of North Wingfield.

  • The church seats 360.

  • Alan WALKER provides a photograph of St. Mary's Church Spire on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1874.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St Lawrence's Church North Wingfield also includes Burials 1874-1900 for Pilsley (but not baptisms and marriages).

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built of stone in 1843.

  • There were four other different Methodist chapels here by 1891.

  • Alan WALKER provides a photograph of the Bridge Street Evangelical Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"PILSLEY, a township in the parish of North Wingfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 4 miles N. of Alfreton."

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

Alan WALKER provides a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007 Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.

You can see pictures of Pilsley which are provided by:

Directories

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pilsley 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 SK425622 (Lat/Lon: 53.155227, -1.365898), Pilsley which are provided by:

Military Records

  • The War Memorial is a plaque built into the churchyard lychgate.

  • For a photograph of the War Memorial Plaque within the lych gate and the list of names on it, see the Derbyshire War Memorials site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet and township in North Wingfield parish in county Derby.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

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

Schools

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