New Brampton



Bill BOADEN has a photograph of the the neatly-maintained St. Thomas Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.



  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2147
1861 R.G. 9 / 2532
1891 R.G. 12 / 2764 thru 2766

Church History

  • St Thomas's Church, New Brampton, was built in 1832, and stands beside the main A619 road approaching Chesterfield from the Baslow direction. See also Old Brampton.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of St. Thomas' church tower on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.
  • Neil THEASBY also has a photograph of St. Thomas' Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2013.

Church Records

  • We have a list of extracted Parish Register burials in a file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • And Rosemary LOCKIE has some Memorial Inscriptions from St. Thomas churchyard.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.
  • A Congregational chapel was erected in 1873 and enlarged in 1877.
  • The Wesleyan chapel was built in 1827 and enlarged in 1848.
  • David SMITH has a photograph of the Former Primitive Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2018.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Gospel Mission Congregational Church off Old Road on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"BRAMPTON... A new church has been erected in the eastern part of the parish, called New Brampton, and is dedicated to St. Thomas; it contains 700 sittings, of which half are free."

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

Today, New Brampton is considered a suburb of Chesterfield.

You can see pictures of New Brampton which are provided by:





See the Vision of Britain website for information on New Brampton.


Historical Geography

  • The ancient parish of Brampton was divided in 1832 into the area centred on the old parish church of St Peter and St Paul, now more commonly known as Old Brampton, and New Brampton, served by St Thomas's church, newly consecrated that year. Today, paradoxically, New Brampton, probably as a consequence of being closer to the centre of Chesterfield, having a larger population, and consequently in the forefront of more people's consciousness is known colloquially as simply 'Brampton'.

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



David LALLY has a photograph of the Britannia Public House and it's Sign on Geo-graph, both taken in May, 2017.

J. THOMAS has a photograph of The Star Public House on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2016.

Bill BOADEN has a photograph of The Anchor Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2015.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK367706 (Lat/Lon: 53.231177, -1.45167), New Brampton which are provided by:



Jon CANTRILL offers this announcement from the Derbyshire Times of May 28th 1921: "Marriages: On May 21st at St Thomas Church, Brampton, Chesterfield, by ______(?) Clifford R. MARSDEN to Lois M. R(?) KIRK younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. KIRK of 368 Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield."


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • See the note above about the 1832 splitting of the parish.
  • New Brampton is now a ward of the city of Chesterfield.
  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings every Saturday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.


  • A National (mixed) School was erected about 1830 and enlarged in 1868 and again in 1885, for 290 children and 90 infants.
  • A School Board of 7 members was formed in 1876.
  • in Holymoorside a board school was erected in erected in 1874 for 200 students.
  • In 1877, the Old Brampton Board School for 800 children was built.