Ridgeway Derbyshire Family History Guide

Ridgeway is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1842 from Eckington Ancient Parish. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1841
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1841

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Norton
  • Handsworth
  • Eckington
  • Staveley
  • Beighton
  • Dronfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RIDGEWAY, a chapelry in Eckington parish, Derby; 3¾ miles N W of Eckington r. station. It was constituted in 1841; and it has a post-office under Chesterfield. Rated property, £4,800. Pop. in 1861, 1,745. Houses, 354. The property is subdivided. Coal is worked; and scythes, sickles, knife-blades, and riddles are made. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Eckington. The church was built in 1840, at a cost of £2,000.

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