South Wingfield Derbyshire Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Oakerthorpe.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1585
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Alfreton
  • Crich
  • Pentrich
  • Shirland
  • Heage

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINGFIELD (South), a parish, with Oakerthorpe hamlet, in Belper district, Derby; on the Midland railway, 2 miles W of Alfreton. It has a post-office under Alfreton, and a r. station. Acres, 3,308. Real property, £6,753; of which £1,102 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,092; in 1861, 1,241. Houses, 257. The property is much subdivided. W. manor belongs to Mr. Hatton, Oakerthorpe manor to the Duke of Devonshire. The manor-house was built, in the time of Henry VI., by Lord Cromwell; passed to the Earls of Shrewsbury; was, for several months in 1569, the prison of Mary Queen of Scots; was held alternately by both parties in the civil wars of Charles I.; was dismantled, in 1646, by order of parliament; and was partly used as a quarry, in 1774, for the erection of a neighbouring mansion. Cotton-spinning and twist-manufacture are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £270. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is good; and there are four dissenting chapels, a free school, and charities £72.

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


South Wingfield Derbyshire Marriages 1585-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Belper
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Alfreton
Poor Law Union: Belper
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury