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Sutton cum Duckmanton


Archives and Libraries

Duckmanton is served by the Mobile Library on route N, which makes two stops every fourth Friday in the late morning.



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

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.
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"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.

J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.

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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.



Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Duckmanton pub and hotel on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2018.


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.