Wingerworth

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Wingerworth
Barley Mow, Wingerworth 194070.jpg
Barley Mow pub at Wingerworth
Wingerworth is located in Derbyshire
Wingerworth
Wingerworth
Wingerworth shown within Derbyshire
Population 6,533 (2011)
OS grid reference SK377675
Civil parish
  • Wingerworth
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTERFIELD
Postcode district S42 6
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
53°12′12″N 1°26′05″W / 53.2033°N 1.4347°W / 53.2033; -1.4347Coordinates: 53°12′12″N 1°26′05″W / 53.2033°N 1.4347°W / 53.2033; -1.4347

Wingerworth is a large village and parish in North East Derbyshire, England.[1] Its population, according to the 2011 census, was 6,533.[2] Wingerworth is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Chesterfield, 15 miles (24 km) south of Sheffield and 150 miles (240 km) north of London.

Tupton, Clay Cross, Grassmoor and Ashover are nearby.

History[edit]

Wingerworth is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a community of fourteen houses of freemen.[3][4] In the book it is called Wingreurde, an Anglo-Saxon name meaning "King's Land."

For the bulk of the Middle Ages, the lords of Wingerworth Manor were the Brailsfords. After their stewardship, the lordship descended in a relatively uncertain manner to the Curzons of Kedleston Hall until finally coming under the lordship of the Hunloke Family. The seat of the Hunloke Family was at Wingerworth Hall, which was demolished in 1927 to make way for housing developments, as a buyer could not be found for the property. The Hall was also used as a Roundhead garrison during the English Civil War.[3]

Education[edit]

Wingerworth has two coeducational, non-denominational primary schools (Deer Park Primary School and Hunloke Park Primary School). Both have around 200 to 300 pupils, drawn from the area and surrounding villages. The schools have unfriendly rivalry in sports such as football, cricket, tag rugby and netball. Wingerworth also has two pre-schools and nurseries in New Road Nursery and Hunloke Park school for children aged between 2–4 years. Secondary education is mostly provided in nearby Tupton, at Tupton Hall secondary school.[5]

Sports[edit]

Football is the main sport played in Wingerworth and there are several local football teams competing in District leagues. The WJSA is a junior football association that play in the Rowsley league and has many different teams for both boys and girls. Wingerworth has a Football Pitch, a Cricket Field, several Tennis Courts and a Bowling Green in the main park.

Clubs and groups[edit]

There are many clubs and groups in the village for all ages, including the 3rd Wingerworth Scout Group [1] for young people aged between 6 and 14, and Wingerworth Wobblers Running Club. The village also had a well-established Cricket Club [2] who won Division 7N of the Derbyshire County League in 2013. Martial arts clubs are also run within Wingerworth for people of all ages to participate in.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wingerworth Parish Council, accessed July 2009
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Domesday Book Website, accessed May 2012
  4. ^ Wingerworth Parish Council, accessed May 2012
  5. ^ North East Derbyshire District Council Education Site, accessed May 2012

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