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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 / 2759

Church History

  • From the Derbyshire UK site: "The nearest church is at Hanley village, a part of the Stretton Parish. The church there began life in 1875 as a church of England day school. It then adopted a dual role of school on weekdays and church on Sundays, finally becoming exclusively a church when the new school was built.

  • A church was built here in 1899, but it was taken down in 1971.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Ashover sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Stretton which are provided by:
"STRETTON, a township in the parish of North Wingfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 3½ miles N.W. of Alfreton. It is a station on the Midland Counties railway. It is situated on the Roman way to Temple Brough."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Much of the old parish is now under the Ogston Reservoir.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stretton 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 SK393614 (Lat/Lon: 53.148281, -1.413847), Stretton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in North Wingfield parish in Derby county. It became a separate modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was partly in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.