Draft Text

On this page you will find links to draft text prepared for our next Derbyshire VCH volumes.

The Trust has been working for several years on histories of the various townships which make up Chesterfield ancient parish, i.e. Chesterfield, Whittington, Brimington, Calow, Hasland, Temple Normanton, Wingerworth, Walton and Brampton. Until the closure of normal library and archive services because of the pandemic, we were making good progress towards the publication in late 2020 of a book, similar to Chesterfield Streets and Houses, on the township of Hasland, which also includes the modern communities of Grassmoor, Birdholme, Corbriggs, Winsick, St Augustine‚Äôs and part of Boythorpe. We hope this will appear in 2021. 

In the case of the other townships, work has progressed sufficiently on Brampton and Whittington to mount some draft text on our website. Both these pieces will be revised before publication and we would be glad to receive comments and corrections from readers. This is very much work in progress and should not be taken as a completed account. Indeed, not all chapters are present. The text should not be cited or quoted elsewhere without first consulting the county editor, Philip Riden.

Please let our county editor know if you have any comments on the draft text.

You can learn more about how and why we present text in the way we do by downloading the short article below.

Page last updated 20 October 2021.