In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eckington like this:
"ECKINGTON, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in Chesterfield district, Derby. The township lies on the river Rother, adjacent to the Midland railway and the Chesterfield canal, 6 miles NNE of Chesterfield; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Chesterfield. The parish contains also the townships of Troway, Renishaw, Ridgeway, and Mosborough. Acres, 6,610. Real property, £20, 601; of which £4, 631 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4,958; in 1861, 6,064. Houses, 1,189. The property is much subdivided. The working of coal has recently been much extended; and the manufacture of pottery and hardware is largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £774.* Patron, the Crown. The church is good. The vicarage of Ridgeway is a separate benefice. There are four Methodist chapels, a R. Catholic church and college, an endowed free school, and some charities. The sub-district includes also Killamarsh parish and Staveley township. Acres, 14,938. Pop. 13,948. Houses, 2,620."
Population change in Eckington 1811-1961
Population density (persons per acre) from 1811-1961
Total number of houses 1831-1961
- The Execution of Robert DOWNE - information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Selected entries from Eckington, 1841 Census,
transcribed by Rosemary Lockie.
- Selected entries from Eckington, 1901 Census, provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh..
- Colin Hinson is providing photographs of Parishes of Beighton and Eckington Churches as part of GENUKI/Yorkshire.
- A CD containing a transcription of
The Parish Registers of St John's Church
(CMB 1851-1906) is available for purchase from 'Ancestral Archives'.
- Eckington, Some Births & Baptisms -
information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Eckington, Some Deaths & Burials - information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Eckington Civil Registration - information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Crime and Criminals in Eckington:
- Eckington, A Description - information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
Description of Eckington has been transcribed by Heather Faulkes
from Pigot's Directory of 1828.
- A Description of Eckington and
Eckington, Barlborough, Mosborough, Renishaw, Ridgeway and Troway
Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835
by Rosemary Lockie.
- Transcription of section of
White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857, for
Eckington by Neil Wilson.
- Transcription of section of Kelly's Directory (1891) for Ridgeway by Ann Andrews. Added 6 Dec 2005.
- Transcription of section of Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831 for Eckington, by Rosemary Lockie.
- The transcription of the section for Eckington from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- "Recorded in the Domesday Book as Eckintune, the ancient
parish and Manor includes Mosborough, Bramley, Plumbley, Renishaw,
Spinkhill and Troway. Many of the records of the Manor Court have
survived from the mid-14C onwards and are mostly in the possession of
of the descendants of the last Lords of the Manor."
This quote accompanies the web site which describes Eckington - The Court Rolls. 1633-1804. A Surname index is available online for Vol. IV (1633-1694) and Vol. V (1694-1804), and an address for purchasing copies of the full items. Vol. V is also available on microfiche for purchase from the Derbyshire Family History Society.
- Eckington Place Names and Places within Eckington information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Eckington, Some of The Villagers of Mosborough information provided by courtesy of Jayne McHugh.
- Secondary School Promise. "Was it Bluff?" Asks Eckington Councillor - article published in The Derbyshire Times Saturday January 20th 1923. "If we had a meeting of rate-payers and asked whether they would have a secondary school or some houses I know which way the vote would go".
- Inns and Public Houses - Licensees of the Duke William Inn, 1800-1896, compiled by Karen Hodges. Added 27 Jul 2006.
- Eckington Wills information provided by courtesy of Michael Spencer/Jayne McHugh.