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Sutton cum Duckmanton


Here are a series of wonderful books written by local author Pamela Kettle:-
  • KETTLE, Pamela - Oldcotes. Merton Priory Press, 2000.
    The story of a stately home which vanished, Bess of Hardwick's last building.

  • A history of the Hardwick Inn. Published by P KETTLE, 1991; 96 pages, paperback.
    ISBN 095181320X

  • The history of the Sutton-cum-Duckmanton endowed school, 1693-1936.
    Published by Pamela KETTLE, Chesterfield, 1996; 76 pages, paperback.
    ISBN 029518132X

  • Sutton Scardale's story - Pt. 1: The Leekes of Sutton.
    Published by Ilkeston : Moorley's Bible & Bookshop, 116 pages, paperback.
    ISBN 086071313X

  • Parsons of Sutton-cum-Duckmanton : seven centuries of church life.
    Published by Pamela KETTLE, Chesterfield, 1995; 116 pages, paperback.
    ISBN 0951813218



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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2533
1891 R.G. 12 / 2767


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sutton cum Duckmanton 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 Saint Mary.

  • The church was built in the early 14th century.

  • The church seats 250.

  • The church is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage.

  • Tony BACON has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date from 1662.

  • The parish registers of Sutton cum Duckmanton, 1662-1837, edited by Pamela KETTLE and Philip RIDEN, 1992, are available for purchase as one of Derbyshire Record Society Publications
    ISBN 0946324158.

  • The book above exists in a digital form.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Sutton cum Duckmanton which are provided by:
"SUTTON-CUM-DUCKMANTON, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 4½ miles S.E. of Chesterfield, its post town, and 160 from London. In the vicinity are the Duckmanton colliery and iron works. The living is a rectory* with the vicarage of Duckmanton annexed, in the diocese of Lichfield, value £309. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has several stained windows."

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

Sutton-cum-Duckmanton contains the villages of Arkwright Town, Duckmanton, Long Duckmanton, and Sutton Scarsdale and the hamlet of Sutton Spring Wood.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sutton cum Duckmanton 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 SK442689 (Lat/Lon: 53.215312, -1.339552), Sutton cum Duckmanton which are provided by:

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).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Chesterfield Poor Law Union.

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