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

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

Parish Records – FamilySearch

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


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

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