Brackenfield Derbyshire Family History Guide

Brackenfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1758 from Morton Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Brackenfield and Woolley

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1855

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashover
  • Crich
  • Shirland
  • North Wingfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRACKENFIELD, a township-chapelry in Morton parish, Derby; 2 miles SW of Stretton r. station, and 4 NW of Alfreton. Post Town, Alfreton. Real property, £3,498. Pop., 317. Houses, 77. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £80. Patron, G. Tunbutt, Esq. The church was built in 1855. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a national school.

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: Chesterfield
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ashover
Poor Law Union: Chesterfield
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury