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WHITWELL, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"WHITWELL, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 11 miles N.E. of Chesterfield, and 4 from the Worksop railway station. The village is situated near the north-western border of the county, on the road from Worksop to Chesterfield. The land is fertile and well cultivated. The parish includes the hamlets of Baxton Moor, Belph, and Steetly, said to have been at one period a distinct parish, and where are still the ruins of a Saxon or Norman church, partially covered with ivy.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £770. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. The charities produce about £5 per annum. The ancient hall is now a farmhouse. A statute fair was held on 1st November for hiring servants, but is now disused. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

"BAXTON-MOOR, a hamlet in the parish of Whitwell, and hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 10 miles to the E. of Chesterfield."

"BELPH, a hamlet in the parish of Whitwell, and hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 10 miles to the E. of Chesterfield."

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