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South Wingfield



  • The parish was in the Ripley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2513
1891 R.G. 12 / 2747


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the South Wingfield 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 All Saints.

  • The church was built around 1360.

  • The church was rebuilt in 1803.

  • The church seats 200.

  • Alan HEARDMAN provides a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.

  • Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.

  • Alan HEARDMAN also has a photograph of All Saints Lych Gate on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1585.

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

  • Marriages at South Wingfield, 1585-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • And there is available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's Phillimore's images the 1641 Protestation Roll for this parish.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Alfreton.

  • David BEVIS provides a photograph of the Zion Methodist church on Manor road on Geo-graph, taken in 2010. I have no history on this chapel.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Ripley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of South Wingfield which are provided by:
"SOUTH WINGFIELD is a parish, in the hundred of Scarsdale, two miles E. by N. from Crich, and the like distance west from Alfreton. The village, picturesque and neat, is chiefly celebrated for the interesting ruins of its ancient manor house, of which mention is more particularly made in the account of Alfreton (page 10) The places of worship are, the parish church, dedicated to All Saints, and a chapel for Wesleyan methodists. The living of Wingfield is a discharged vicarage in patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The parish (which has no dependent township) contained, by the returns made to government in the year 1831, 1,091 inhabitants."

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

The parish lies 141 miles north of London and 4 miles north of Derby. The River Amber passes through the parish. Oakerthorpe is a township in the parish.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which South Wingfield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK375553 (Lat/Lon: 53.093579, -1.441471), South Wingfield which are provided by:

Military History

  • Lieutenant Miles Halton TRISTRAM of the 12th Royal Lancers lived in this parish in the late 1800s.

Politics and Government

  • This place 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).

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

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 part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.