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WINGERWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2½ miles S.W. of Chesterfield. It is situated on the line of the Midland railway, the ancient Icknield Street and river Rother, and has some "rock-basins" at Stainedge Cliff. The surface is hilly, and the substratum abounds in coal, iron-stone, and freestone. It is chiefly the property of Sir H. J. J. Hunloke, Bart., who is lord of the manor, and resides at the Hall, rebuilt in 1724 on the site of the former hall, which was taken possession of and garrisoned for the parliament in 1643.

The parish includes the hamlets of Hockley, Nethermoor, and Stubbing, with Swathwick annexed. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £100, in the patronage of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains tombs of the Brailsford, Curzon, and Hunloke families, who have successively held the manor. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, and a school for the free education of 29 children, supported by an endowment of £30 per annum. The brass head of a catapult was found on the line of the Roman road.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Archives & Libraries

The Wingerworth Library is on New Road and is typically open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings. Please check their website to confirm openings. The Library does have a Local Studies and Family History section to aid you in your searches.

Peter BARR has a photograph of the Parish Library and Parish Hall on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2010.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Chesterfield 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 / 2527
1891 R.G. 12 / 2760
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Church History

  • There was a church here in 1297.
     
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church seats 130.
     
  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1539 and is well-preserved.
     
  • We have a pop-up window of Wingerworth burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
     
  • There is a transcript in English of a partial register from the Hunloke Catholic Mission at Wingerworth from 1737 to 1755 at Sheffield Archives (Ref: 1989/75). There are also (incomplete) registers from 1818-39 and 1839-c1854, after which the Mission was closed, being superseded by the Church of the Annunciation in Chesterfield, for which registers are also available at Sheffield Archives. The 19th century registers are in Latin.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Chesterfield.
     
  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the Methodist Independent Chapel ("Salem Chapel") on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010. This chapel was built in 1849.
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Civil Registration

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

"WINGERWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 2½ miles S.W. of Chesterfield. It is situated on the line of the Midland railway, the ancient Icknield Street and river Rother, and has some "rock-basins" at Stainedge Cliff. The surface is hilly, and the substratum abounds in coal, iron-stone, and freestone. It is chiefly the property of Sir H. J. J. Hunloke, Bart., who is lord of the manor, and resides at the Hall, rebuilt in 1724 on the site of the former hall, which was taken possession of and garrisoned for the parliament in 1643."

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

The parish covers 2,931 acres and included the hamlets of Hockley, Nethermoor, Stubbing and Swathwick. The River Rother forms the eastern boundary.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wingerworth 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

  • Andrew HILL has a photograph of the Barley Mow Inn on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.
     
  • The section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Chesterfield, transcribed by Barbarann AYARS, includes a portion on Wingerworth.
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK374674 (Lat/Lon: 53.202365, -1.441559), Wingerworth which are provided by:

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Military History

  • The Traces of War website tells us that St. Helen's churchyard (in Darley) has one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II.
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Military Records

From World War II:

  1. Donald Standish SOPPITT, telegraphist, Royal Navy (HMS Hunter), age 19, died 23 Nov. 1944. Son of George and Minnie SOPPITT of Matlock.

The HMS Hunter, above, was probably the escort aircraft carrier D-80 on Lend-Lease from the USA.

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Newspapers

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this notice from the Derby Mercury of 4 July 1804: "MARRIED: Yesterday, at All Saints, in this town, Mr. R. WOOD, of Mappleton, to Miss HODGKINSON, of Wingerworth, both in this county."

Jane TAYLOR provides this extract from the Derby Mercury of 25 April 1805. "MARRIED: On Tuesday last, at Wingerworth, near Chesterfield, in this county, the Rev. George HUTTON, B.D. Vicar of Sutterton, Lincolnshire, to Miss Charlotte GLADWIN, daughter of the late General GLADWIN, of Stubbing."

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Obituaries

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of December 1, 1803: DIED: "Monday the 28th inst. at Wingerworth in this county, of a decline, Miss Anne HUNLOKE, fourth daughter of Sir Henry HUNLOKE, Bart."

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Periodicals

The parish publishes a colorful, award-winning newsletter about six times per year, called "Wings", produced by Heron Publications. Check out Heron Publictions.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Chesterfield parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was partly in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • You may contact the local Parish Council concerning civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.
     
  • District governance is provided by the North East Derbyshire District Council.
     
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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.
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Schools

A Parish Free School was erected in 1758 and chartered to provide free education for 20 poor children. The school could hold 85 children total. It was still operating in 1891.

Deer Park Primary School is located on New Road in Wingerworth, just two miles from the Peak District National Park. The school opened in 1960.