North Wingfield Derbyshire Family History Guide

North Wingfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Pilsley, Pilsley near Chesterfield, Claycross, Claylane, Stretton, Tupton, Woodthorp, and Woodthorpe. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

Separate registers exist for Clay Cross

  • Parish registers: 1851
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashover
  • Morton
  • Tibshelf
  • Temple Normanton
  • Shirland
  • Brackenfield
  • Hasland
  • Wingerworth
  • Ault Hucknall
  • Heath

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINGFIELD (North), a township and a parish in Chesterfield district, Derby. The township lies on the Midland railway, ½ mile NNE of Claycross r. station, and 4½ S by E of Chesterfield. Real property, £4,526; of which £1,889 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 668; in 1861, 785.  Houses, 136. The parish includes Claylane, Tupton, Stretton, Pilsley, and Woodthorpe townships; and contains Claycross village, which has a post-office under Chesterfield. Acres, 7,603. Pop. in 1851, 4,351; in 1861, 7,339. Houses, 1,328. The increase of pop. arose mainly from extension of coal mining and iron manufacture. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £1,200. Patron, the Rev. James Barrow. The church is old. The vicarage of Claycross is a separate benefice. There are two Methodist chapels, an institute and library, British schools erected at a cost of £4,000, a parochial school, and charities £87.

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