PINXTON, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2425
1891 R.G. 12 / 2651
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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

"PINXTON, a township, parish, and scattered village, near the western verge of the county, 3¼ E. by S. from Alfreton. It contains 943 inhabitants. The church, dedicated to St. Helen, is a small edifice on an eminence in the centre of the parish. The living is a rectory, the Rev. Ellis Williams is the rector. Here is a new school. The Methodists have a chapel here. The Erewash Valley branch of the Midland Railway has a station here, and with the canal opens an extensive market for the coals of this neighbourhood to all parts of the kingdom."

[Description from Harrison, Harrop & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Derbyshire, 1860]

The parish is 132 miles north of London and 6 miles south of Mansfield.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Military History

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Military Records

The one World War I casualty buried in St. Helen's Churchyard:

  1. G. GILBOURNE, priv., King's Own Yorks Light Inf., age 18, died 20 Nov. 1918.

The three World War II casualties buried in St. Helen's Churchyard:

  1. Ernest MILLINGTON, srgt., RAF Vol. Rsv., died 9 March 1942.
  2. Francis V. M. SLATER, flight srgt., RAF Vol. Rsv., age 32, died 28 Nov. 1943.
  3. Ernest Reader SMITH, priv., Corps of Military Police, died 27 March 1941.
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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