Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Chesterfield is a town in Derbyshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Chesterfield within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Chesterfield in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Chesterfield.-- mun. bor., par., and township with ry. sta. Derbyshire, 11 miles S. of Sheffield -- par., 11,451 ac., pop. 29,039; township and bor., 328 ac., pop. 12,221; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has mfrs. of lace, merino, silk, cotton, earthenware, and hardware, while the neighbourhood is rich in coal, iron, lead, and clay. The trade of the place greatly increased after 1776, when Brindley constructed the C. Canal. C. has a free grammar-school, founded by Queen Elizabeth, and an institute of mining, civil, and mechanical engineers. It is a place of great antiquity, having been a Roman station on the road from Derby to York. C. has a fine church (All Saints) with a twisted spire, 230 ft. high.

Chesterfield in the Domesday Book

A village in Scarsdale hundred, in the county of Derbyshire. is a Good Stuff website.