South Wingfield  Derbyshire


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

WINGFIELD (South), a parish, with Oakerthorpe hamlet, in Belper district, Derby; on the Midland railway, 2 miles W of Alfreton. It has a post-office under Alfreton, and a r. station. Acres, 3,308. Real property, £6,753; of which £1,102 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,092; in 1861, 1,241. ...

Houses, 257. The property is much subdivided. W. manor belongs to Mr. Hatton, Oakerthorpe manor to the Duke of Devonshire. The manor-house was built, in the time of Henry VI., by Lord Cromwell; passed to the Earls of Shrewsbury; was, for several months in 1569, the prison of Mary Queen of Scots; was held alternately by both parties in the civil wars of Charles I.; was dismantled, in 1646, by order of parliament; and was partly used as a quarry, in 1774, for the erection of a neighbouring mansion. Cotton-spinning and twist-manufacture are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £270. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is good; and there are four dissenting chapels, a free school, and charities £72.

South Wingfield through time

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

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Wingfield, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th August 2022

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