Newbold (Derbyshire) - Historical Description, and Today

This information was collected by Jayne Smith (formerly McHugh), during her “One Place Study” of Newbold. It was previously part of her North West Derbyshire website.

NEWBOLD is a pleasant village 1¼ N.W. from Chesterfield, on a considerable elevation, commanding extensive views over a well wooded and highly cultivated country. At Little moor in 1842, a small Methodist chapel was erected; the township has extensive coal and iron mines, and several manufactories of brown earthenware and stoneware bottles; and contains many scattered hamlets, with wharfs on the canal adjoining Chesterfield. A school was erected by the freeholders, with the residence for the master, on Newbold Green, in 1805. Highfield, a neat mansion embowered with trees, one mile N.W. form Chesterfield, is the seat and property of Bernard Maynard Lucas, Esq. Holme Hall, 1¼ mile W. from Newbold Green, is the property of J.H. Barker, Esq. Newbold Field, a pleasant mansion, three miles N.W. from Chesterfield, is the seat and property of Edward Ward Fox, Esq., a minor, and Mrs Lucy Fox.
[from White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857]

NEWBOLD: “Before the church of St. John's was built, Newbold was divided between two other new parishes, St. Thomas, Brampton, and Holy Trinity, Chesterfield. Before these churches were built, and indeed for all but the last two centuries, Newbold was part of the huge parish of Chesterfield, served by the church dedicated in the middle ages to All Saints and since the Reformation jointly to St. Mary and All Saints (the famed Crooked Spire) that still stands in the heart of the oldest part of Chesterfield.”
[from the book “Building a Parish” by Philip Riden, published 1982]

Compiled by Jayne McHugh. Reproduced with kind permission.

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