Blackwell Derbyshire Family History Guide

Blackwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Alternative names: Blackwell near Alfreton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1685
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Tibshelf
  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Shirland
  • Teversal
  • South Normanton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLACKWELL, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Mansfield and county of Derby. The parish lies on the verge of the county, 2½ miles NE of Alfreton r. station. Post Town, Normanton, under Alfreton. Acres, 1,700. Real property, £2,705; of which £400 are in mines. Pop., 517. Houses, 101. The property is divided among a few; and coal is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £90. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was built in 1826. There are a P. Methodist chapel and an endowed school. The sub-dist. comprises four parishes. Pop., 4,552.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Mansfield
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Alfreton
Poor Law Union: Mansfield
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury