Newbold  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newbold like this:

NEWBOLD, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Chesterfield district, Derby. The village stands 1¾ mile N W of Chesterfield r. station, and has a post-office under Chesterfield. The township includes Dunston, bears the name of Newbold and Dunston, and is in Chesterfield parish. Real property, £18, 128; of which £10 are inquarries, £895 in mines, £150 in iron-works, and £1, 600 in gas-works. ...

Pop. in 1851, 2,035; in 1861, 3, 283. Houses, 690. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mining and of iron-works. Newbold House is the residence of the Rev. A.Bromehead; Newbold Fields, of Capt. E. W. Fox; Highfield, of Mrs. M. Lucas; Dunston Hall, of J.Plevins, Esq.; and Thornfield House, of J. Shipton, Esq. Stone bottles and coarseearthenware are manufactured in several establishments; and bricks and tiles are made. Races are held in August. The chapelry excludes part of the township, includes part of Whittington parish, and was constituted in 1861. Pop., 2, 362. Houses, 481. Pop. of the Newbold and Dunston portion, 2, 134; of the Whittington portion, 228. The living is a p. rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Chesterfield. The church was built in 1857, is in the early English style, and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, national schools, and three alms-houses.

Newbold through time

Newbold is now part of Chesterfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chesterfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Newbold itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newbold, in Chesterfield and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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