Holmesfield Derbyshire Family History Guide

Holmesfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Dronfield Ancient Parish. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1724
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOLMESFIELD, a township-chapelry in Dronfield parish, Derby; 2 miles W of Dronfield, and 6¼ NW of Chesterfield r. station. It has a post office under Chesterfield. Real property, £2,985. Pop., 529. Houses, 107. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £97. Patron, Cawton, Esq. The church was built, on the site of a previous church, in 1826. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a free school, and charities £50.

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: Brampton
Poor Law Union: Chesterfield
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury