Archives & Libraries

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



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.



  • The parish was in the Ashover 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 / 2526
1891 R.G. 12 / 2759

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.

Civil Registration

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

Description & 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:





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.


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.



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.



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.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK393614 (Lat/Lon: 53.148298, -1.413851), Stretton which are provided by:



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."


Politics & 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • 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.