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Stretton

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Archives and Libraries

Stretton is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops in the parish on every fourth Wednesday morning.

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Cemeteries

We have mention of a cemetery in 1891, but no details.

Roger MAY has a photograph of the Stretton Parish Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005. The cemetery is west of the village just off of the B6036 arterial road.

The local Parish Council manages and maintains the Cemetery.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Ashover sub-district of the Chesterfield Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2147
1861 R.G. 9 / 2526
1891 R.G. 12 / 2759
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Church History

  • From the Derbyshire UK site: "The nearest church is at Hanley village, a part of the Stretton Parish. The church there began life in 1875 as a church of England day school. It then adopted a dual role of school on weekdays and church on Sundays, finally becoming exclusively a church when the new school was built.
     
  • A church was built here in 1899, but it was taken down in 1971.
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Civil Registration

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

"STRETTON, a township in the parish of North Wingfield, hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 3½ miles N.W. of Alfreton. It is a station on the Midland Counties railway. It is situated on the Roman way to Temple Brough."

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

Much of the old parish is now under the Ogston Reservoir.

You can see pictures of Stretton which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

From John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72": STRETTON, a township, with a r. station, in North Wingfield parish, Derby; on the Midland railway, 4 miles NNW of Alfreton. Real property, £30,373; of which £12,423 are in mines, and £6,260 in ironworks. Pop., 524. Houses, 113.

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Graham HOGG has a photograph of the White Bear Public House at Stretton on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2019.

Graham also has a photograph of Holly Brook Cottage on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014. This building is on the site of the former Stretton station.

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Manors

Stretton House dates back to the 17th century. Although extended in Victorian times, it is currently converted to a small hotel.

Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of Stretton House in 1999 on Geo-graph, taken in May, 1999.

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Obituaries

Jane TAYLOR has this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 7 Feb 1805: DIED: "Lately, Mrs. Phoebe ROOTH, of Stretton, near Chesterfield, aged 60 years,- she was a pious Christian, and her loss will be severely lamented by the poor, to whom she was a kind benefactress."

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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in North Wingfield parish in Derby county. It became a separate modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was partly in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In April, 1935, 278 acres (and 134 people) were transferred to Clay Cross Civil Parish.
     
  • You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history questions.
     
  • The North East Derbyshire District Council provides district governance for this area.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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