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Whitwell Derbyshire Family History Guide

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
  • Barlborough
  • Clowne
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • Woodhouse Hall
  • Norton Cuckney
  • Worksop St Mary and St Cuthbert
  • Harthill
  • 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


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