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  • The parish was in the Ashover sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2526
1891 R.G. 12 / 2758 & 2774


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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]

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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.


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.