"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.