Whitwell  Derbyshire


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

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.

Whitwell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th June 2021

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