Whitwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Belph, Creswell, and Baxton Moor.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1672
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
  • Barlborough
  • Clowne
  • Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire
  • Woodhouse Hall, Nottinghamshire
  • Norton Cuckney, Nottinghamshire
  • Worksop St Mary and St Cuthbert, Nottinghamshire
  • Harthill, Yorkshire
  • Elmton with Cresswell

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITWELL, a village and a parish in the district of Worksop and county of Derby. The village stands 4½ miles WSW of Worksop r. station, and has a post-office under Chesterfield. The parish includes Belph and Baxton-Moor hamlets, and comprises 4,880 acres. Real property, £6,924. Pop. in 1851, 1,355; in 1861, 1,487. Houses, 309. The manor belongs to the Duke of Portland. W. Hall was the seat of Sir R. Manners, who was killed in the civil wars. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £640. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is large, cruciform, and good. A ruined, ivy-clad Saxon church is at Steetley. There are a boys’ and a girls’ school, supported by the Duke of Portland.

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

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: Worksop
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Staveley
Poor Law Union: Worksop
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury

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