In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Elmton like this:
ELMTON-WITH-CRESSWELL, a parish in the district of Worksop, and county of Derby; on the NE verge of the county, 5 miles E by S of Staveley r. station, and 8 ENE of Chesterfield. Post town, Clown, under Chesterfield. Acres, 2, 970. Real property, £4, 421. Pop., 469. Houses, 91. The property is divided among a few. Limestone is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £120. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is good. Buxton, the calculating day-labourer, was a native.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Elmton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Bolsover. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Elmton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Elmton, in Bolsover and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st March 2015
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