In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whittington like this:
WHITTINGTON, a parish, with a r. station, in Chesterfield district, Derby; on the Midland railway, 2½ miles N by E of Chesterfield. It contains Old W. village, which has a post-office under Chesterfield, the parish church rebuilt in 1863, two Methodist chapels, and an endowed school with £36 a year; New W. ...
village, which has a post-office under Chesterfield, extensive iron and steel works, four dissenting chapels, and a national school; and W.-Moor hamlet, which has the Old Revolution House, where several noblemen and others met in 1688 to plan or support the Revolution. Acres, 2,640. Real property, £4,527; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 874; in 1861, 2,864. Houses, 543. The increase of pop. arose from extension of coal mining and iron-works. The manor, with W. Hall, belongs to W. Fowler, Esq. Broom House is the seat of A. Lupton, Esq.; and Prospect House, of F. Swanwick, Esq. Bricks, tiles, stone bottles, and coarse earthenware are extensively made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £302.* Patron, the Bishop of L. Charities, £52.
Whittington is now part of Chesterfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chesterfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Whittington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whittington, in Chesterfield and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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