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Archives and Libraries

The Newbold Library on Windermere Road is normally open six days a week. And they have a Local Studies and Family History section to help you with your search.



  • 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 / 2529 & 2530
1881 R.G. 11 / 3433
1891 R.G. 12 / 2762 & 2763

Church History

  • There was an ancient church here in Norman times, destroyed by a Protestant Mob during the reign of William III.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.
  • The church was built in 1857.
  • This church seats 320.
  • Andrew LAUGHRAN has a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1857.
  • Burials are in St. John's Churchyard are on Rosemarie LOCKIE's Wishful-Thinking website.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Dronfield.
  • There are photographs of graves in St. John's Churchyard on Rosemarie LOCKIE's Wishful-Thinking website.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1842.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"NEWBOLD, a township in the parish of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2½ miles N.W. of Chesterfield. The village, which is considerable, may be considered a suburb of Chesterfield. It is united with Dunstan to form a township. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield."

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

Newbold is now integrated into the city of Chesterfield as a suburb on the north-west side of the city just west of the A61 motorway. Dunston was a hamlet in the north-west corner of this parish.

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Historical Geography

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



  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Chesterfield, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Newbold.
  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of The Steelmelters Arms on Johns Road on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2011.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of The Cricketers Inn on Stand Road on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of The Devonshire Inn on Occupation Road on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.

Military Records

Information and photographs of the Newbold War Memorial can be found at the Derbyshire War Memorials site.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Chesterfield parish and became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In 1920, this parish was abolished and the land amalgamated into Chesterfield Civil Parish, with a small part joining Brampton Civil Parish.
  • Apparently the historic entity of the township was also dissolved in 1920.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chesterfield petty session hearings.
  • In 1778, Miss Elizabeth TOMLINSON erected and endowed almshouses for three aged females, who received one shilling and sixpence per week each.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Chesterfield Poorlaw Union.

Probate Records

Mentioned in a Will of 1869 (made in 1867) by Sophia HEATH Newbold spinster:

  1. sister Elizabeth HEATH
  2. Joseph BERRY witness
  3. Wm KNOWLES witness


A Public Elementary School was built in 1861 and enlarge in 1887 and 1898 to hold 259 children. Average attendance in 1911 was 200.

Newbold Moor boys school was built in 1871 for 300 children. Average attendance in 1911 was 276.

The Edmund Street School (mixed and infants) on St. John's Road was built in 1895 for 481 children. 1911 average attendance was 471.