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  • The parish was in the Blackwell sub-district of the Mansfield Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2425
1891 R.G. 12 / 2650


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tibshelf 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 John the Baptist (some sources say Saint Peter).

  • The church was built in the 13th century.

  • The church tower was added in the 14th century.

  • The present church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1729.

  • The church nave was rebuilt in 1887-88.

  • The church seats just over 300.

  • The churchyard was enlarged by one acre in 1878.

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of St John the Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.

  • There is a good photograph of the church at Panoramio.

  • David BEVIS has a another good view of the church at Geograph, taken in April, 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1627.

  • We have a pop-up window of partially extracted Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St John the Baptist's Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Melbourne, later the rural deanery of Alfreton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Blackwell sub-district of the Mansfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Tibshelf which are provided by:
TIBSHELF has the somewhat dubious merit of being the site of a (new-ish) Service Area for the M1 Motorway!

Tibshelf is 142 miles north of London city and 4.5 miles north-north-east from Alfreton, just off the M1 motorway near Chesterfield. Tibshelf was described in 1857 as "one long street". The parish covered 2,400 acres.

Passenger rail service ended in 1963.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tibshelf has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • A number of the street names have been changed or dropped over time.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK439607 (Lat/Lon: 53.141631, -1.345168), Tibshelf which are provided by:

Military History

  • Major Reginald P. LEACH of the Royal Field Artillery lived in this parish in 1912. He would be a Lt.-Col. by 1916.

  • Lt.-Col. Chambers DIDHAM of the Sherwood Foresters lived in this parish in 1912.

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2011.

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was the heart of the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.