From John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72":

NEWBOLD, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Chesterfield district, Derby. The village stands 1¾ mile N W of Chesterfield r. station, and has a post-office under Chesterfield. The township includes Dunston, bears the name of Newbold and Dunston, and is in Chesterfield parish. Real property, £18,128; of which £10 are inquarries, £895 in mines, £150 in iron-works, and £1,600 in gas-works.



Archives & 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 Library at Chesterfield is also an excellent resource.



There are photographs of graves in St. John's Churchyard on Rosemarie LOCKIE's Wishful-Thinking website.

Burials in St. John's Churchyard are on Rosemarie LOCKIE's Wishful-Thinking website.



  • The parish was in the Chesterfield sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851H.O. 107 / 2147
1861R.G. 9 / 2529 & 2530
1881R.G. 11 / 3433
1891R.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.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Dronfield.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1842.
  • Peter BARR has a photograph of Littlemoor Gospel Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Civil Registration

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

Description & 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.

You can see pictures of Newbold which are provided by:







  • 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.
  • Neil THEASBY also has a photograph of The Cricketers Inn on Stand Road on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of The Devonshire Inn on Occupation Road on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK369734 (Lat/Lon: 53.25633, -1.448351), Newbold which are provided by:


Military History

The War Memorial on the B6150 has the following dedication:



Military Records

This is the liost of names taken from the Derbyshire War Memorials site:

  1. ASHFORTH, Wm.
  3. BRAKES, Harold
  4. CARSON, Frank
  6. CHAMBERS, Wilfred
  7. CLARKE, Percy
  8. CLARKE, Robert Edwin
  9. CLARKE, Wm.
  10. COOPER, Lancelot
  11. DODD, Charles E.
  12. ELSE, Edward
  13. ELSE, Harry
  14. FEARN, Abraham
  15. FORD, Ernest
  16. FOSTER, Arthur
  17. FOSTER, Wm.
  18. GREEN, Arthur
  19. GREEN, Walter
  20. GODLEY, Frances
  21. GRAINGER, Ralph
  22. HALL, Joseph
  23. HAMPSON, George
  24. HARDY, Aaron
  25. HARDY, Herbert
  26. HARDY, Joseph
  27. HARDY, Thomas
  28. HARRIS, Frank E.
  29. HEATH, Fred
  30. HOLLYOAK, Sam
  31. HUCKERBY, Wm.
  32. JAMES, Oliver
  33. JAMES, Winter
  35. JENKINSON, Jno. I.
  36. JONES, Thomas
  37. KENNELL, John H.
  39. LILLEMAN, Harry
  40. LILLEMAN, Fred
  41. MASON, John T.
  42. MARTIN, Wm. T.
  43. MATCHETT, Edric W.
  44. MATCHETT, Jas..
  45. MATTHEWS, B.
  46. MERRICKS, Ernst
  47. MILLARD, Frank
  48. NICHOLLS, Geo.
  49. NUNN, John
  50. ORWIN, Bernard
  51. PARRIMORE, Joseph William
  52. PASHLEY, Edgar
  53. PEACH, Harrold G.
  54. POLLENDINE, Fred
  55. PRIESTLEY, John
  56. RADFORD, Harold
  57. RAMSDEN, Frank
  58. REDIHOUGH, Alf. Edwin
  59. RIGGOTT, Robert Cyril
  61. SCARFE, Thomas
  62. SEYMOUR, Wm.
  63. SHERRIFF, Thomas
  64. SHIPLEY, John WM.
  65. SHIPLEY, Richard
  66. SMITH, Harry
  67. STANHOP, Edward
  68. STEVENSON, Frank
  69. TAGG, Lancelot
  70. THOMPSON, S. Wm.
  71. THOMPSON, Steven William
  72. WHITHAM, Harry
  73. WOOD, John Wm.
  74. WORMSLEY, L. Wm.

Please check the Roll of Honour website for more information on the above casualties.

There are 37 Commonwealth War Graves in St. John's Churchyard:

  1. Sapper Fred ASHCROFT, Royal Engineers, died 13 May 1918, no other info. listed.
  2. Srgt. Walter BAILEY, Royal Atillery, died 28 March 1945, age 25.
  3. Pte. Harrold BERRY, RAMC, died 08 February 1940, age 22, son of Alfred and Martha Alice BERRY, of Newbold.
  4. Pte. Percy Henry CLARK, Sherwood Foresters, died 10 September 1918, age 23, son of Ephraim and Sarah Alice CLARK of Devonshire Villas, Occupation Rd., Newbold Moor.
  5. Ldg. Aircraftman Ronald COX, RAFVR, died 19 August 1943.
  6. Pte. John CROFTS, Sherwood Foresters, died 07 October 1946, age 49, husband of Mary Ann CROFTS, of Whittington Moor.
  7. Srgt. Eric DAVIS, 57 Sqrn RAFVR, died 02 March 1945, age 19, son of Herbert and Jessie DAVIS, of Birdholme.
  8. LBmbr. John Colin DODD, Royal Artillery, died 23 August 1940, age 18, son of George and Gertrude Dodd, of Newbold Moor.
  9. Pte. Ernest FAWCETT, York and Lancaster Regt., died 18 February 1919, son of Joseph Dixon FAWCETT of Traveller's Rest, Whittington Moor.
  10. Pte. A. FEARN, Sherwood Foresters, died 08 May 1916, no other info. listed.
  11. Craftsman John Stanley GAYLES, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, died 17 June 1946, age 37, husband of Minnie GAYLES of Chesterfield.
  12. Pte. Frances GODLEY, Royal Army Medical Corps, died 24 March 1919, age 23, son of James and Mary Jane GODLEY of 58, Littlemoor, Newbold.
  13. Signalman Charles Graham HUDSON, Royal Corps of Signals, died 18 August 1942, age 29, husband of Lily Irene HUDSON of Newthorpe, NOTTS.
  14. Pte. P. McMURRAY, Highland Light Infantry, died 05 June 1918, no other info. listed.
  15. Lcprl. George Robert MAKIN, Pioneer Corps, died 03 (or 04) May 1941.
  16. Pte. Edric William MATCHETT, 11th Sherwood Foresters, died 11 April 1918, age 36, husband of E. E. MATCHETT of 35, Mountcastle St., Whittington Moor.
  17. Ldg. Aircraftman Harold MAYCOCK, RAFVR, died 10 April 1943, age 20, son of Henry and Louie MAYCOCK of Chesterfield.
  18. Sapper James William MORRIS, Royal Engineers, died 31 August 1946, age 30, husband of Margaret MORRIS of Brampton.
  19. Pte. A. E. NUNN, Machine Gun Corps, died 14 August 1920, no other info. listed.
  20. Driver Kenneth NUNN, Royal Army Service Corps, died 06 January 1940, age 21, son of David and Mary Etta NUNN, of Whittington Moor.
  21. Flying Officer James Frederick OLLETT, RCAF, died 24 June 1944, age 26, husband of Elsie Averil OLLETT of Chesterfield.
  22. Corp. T. ORWIN, Sherwood Foresters, died 07 May 1920, no other info listed.
  23. Pte. Edgar PASHLEY, Machine Gun Corps, died 06 July 1918, age 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. PASHLEY, of 26, Arundel Rd. Newbold Moor.
  24. Sapper Harry PIDCOCK, Royal Engineers, died 10 April 1940, age 27, husband of Norah PIDCOCK of Chesterfield.
  25. Pte. F. POLLENDINE, Norfolk Regt., died 27 October 1918, no other info. listed.
  26. Cprl. F. REDFERN, Sherwood Foresters, died 09 August 1916, no other info. listed.
  27. Bmbdr. George Albert RODGERS, Royal Artillery, died 11 February 1947, age 18, son of George Albert and Elsie RODGERS of Whittington Moor.
  28. Pte. John William SHIPLEY, Sherwood Foresters, died 17 July 1918, age 22, son of Mrs. Mary Jane SHIPLEY of 25, Mountcastle St., Newbold Moor.
  29. Pte. Richard SHIPLEY, Sherwood Foresters, died 17 September 1916, no other info. listed.
  30. Pte. Robert Henry SHIPLEY, 12th Royal Scots Fusiliers, died 10 April 1920, age 22, son of Mrs. Mary Jane SHIPLEY of 25, Mountcastle St., Newbold Moor.
  31. Air Mech. 3rd. W. SMITH, RAF (Blandford), died 04 April 1919, no other info. listed.
  32. Pte. G. E. STANFORD, Sherwood Foresters, died 24 August 1921, age 23, husband of Ethel STANFORD of 34, Compton St., Holmewood, Chesterfield.
  33. Srgt. Alwun STEVENSON, Sherwood Foresters, died 07 April 1920, age 30, son of Horatio and Louisa STEVENSON; husband of Annie Stevenson, of 5, Holme Rd., Stonegravels, Chesterfield.
  34. Pte. Robert STEVENSON, Machine Gun Corps, died 11 February 1919, age 32, husband of Sarah STEVENSON of 44, Station Rd., Whittington Moor.
  35. Airman 2nd. Eric TAYLOR, RAFVR, died 17 November 1941, no other info. listed.
  36. Pte. Joseph William TURNER, Royal Scots, died 13 July 1920, age 235, son of Kate C. TURNER of 75, Newbold Rd., Chesterfield, and the late Francis TURNER.
  37. Pte. John James WEBB, Sherwood Foresters, died 10 March 1919, age 21, son of James and Sarah Jane WEBB of 13, Charlton Avenue, Long Eaton, NTT.


Stephen KIMBERLEY reports that the Derbyshire Times of 19th August 1999 has an obituary for: BLACKIE Rab 69 Newbold.


Politics & 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

  • 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 part 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.