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Archives and Libraries

Tibshelf is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops by the Village Hall on Monday afternoons.



  • 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 or see them printed 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

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.

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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.
  • Humphrey BOLTON has a photograph of The Royal Oak (renamed The Twisted Oak) on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2018.
  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of The former "Wheatsheaf" pub on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015.

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).
  • You may contact the local Tibshelf Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they will NOT do family history look-ups for you.
  • District governance is provided by the Bolsover District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.