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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 or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was built around 1360 in the hamlet of Oakerthorpe.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1803.
  • The church chancel was restored in 1877.
  • The church nave was restored in 1885.
  • The churchbells were rehung on an iron frame in 1902.
  • 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 and is in fair condition.  There are gaps between 1628 and 1632 and again between 1675 and 1696.
  • 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.
  • J. THOMAS also has a photograph of this Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.
  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Birch Lane Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2016. This chapel stood about a mile north of the village of South WIngfield near the Amber River.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Ripley sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

"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.

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Historical Geography

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  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Old Yew Tree Inn on the B5035 on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2010.


Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed several months in the Old Manor House here in 1569/


Military History

  • Lieutenant Miles Halton TRISTRAM of the 12th Royal Lancers lived in this parish in the late 1800s.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Henry PEARSON resided in this parish in Wingfield House in 1912.
  • During World War One, there was a Red Cross VAD Hospital here.
  • The War Memorial is a wall-mounted oblong granite tablet with a thin incised border and an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering, all infilled in white. It is on the east facing stone wall of the Market Place on Manor Road where it intersects with Inns Lane.

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).
  • You may contact the South Wingfield Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are Not staffed to help you with family history searches.
  • 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.


John M. has a photograph of the South Wingfield Primary School on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.

Andrew HILL also has a photograph of the South Wingfield Primary School on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.