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Barley Mow, Wingerworth 194070.jpg
Barley Mow pub at Wingerworth
Wingerworth is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population6,533 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK377675
Civil parish
  • Wingerworth
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS42
Dialling code01246
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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][3] 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.


Wingerworth is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a community of fourteen houses of freemen.[4][5] In the book it is called Wingreurde, an Anglo-Saxon name meaning "King's Land."[4]

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.[4]


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.[6][failed verification]


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 3rd Wingerworth Scout Group for young people aged between 6 and 14, and Wingerworth Wobblers Running Club. The village also had a well-established Cricket Club [1] 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.


In the 2011 census, Wingerworth had a population of 6,533 persons.[2][3] Of that population, 98.3% was White, 0.6% Asian, and 0.8% Mixed/multiple.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Wingerworth Parish Council Website". Wingerworth Parish Council. 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "United Kingdom: East Midlands – Local Authority Districts and Parishes". City Population. WWW.CITYPOPULATION.DE. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Derbyshire S-Z". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  5. ^ Edwards, David. "Wingerworth - an outline of its history". Wingerworth Parish Council. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Education and Learning Services". North East Derbyshire District Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Wingerworth: Population". City Population. WWW.CITYPOPULATION.DE. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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