Pinxton Derbyshire Family History Guide

Pinxton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Alfreton
  • Fulwood, Nottinghamshire
  • Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Selston with Underwood and Westwood, Nottinghamshire
  • South Normanton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PINXTON, a village and a parish in the district of Mansfield and county of Derby. The village stands adjacent to a branch of the Erewash canal, to the Mansfieldbranch of the Erewash Valley railway, and to the boundary with Notts, 3 miles E by S of Alfreton; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Alfreton. The parish comprises 1,210 acres. Real property, £4,876; of which £2,480 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 943; in 1861, 1,367. Houses, 262. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Brookhill Hall, belongs to the heir of the late D' Ewes Coke, Esq. Coal is extensively mined, and nails are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £293. Patrons, the Trustees of the late D' Ewes Coke, Esq. The church stands on an eminence; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains tablets to the Cokes. There are two Methodist chapels, a parochial school, and charities £7.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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