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South Wingfield, Derbyshire

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South Wingfield, Derbyshire

South Wingfield is a village in the Scarsdale Hundred of Derbyshire, England, and is now part of the district council area of Amber Valley. An ex-mining village, it has a mixed community. Its most famous landmark is Wingfield Manor, a ruined manor house built around 1450, but is now 'managed' by English Heritage and is only open to the public on one Saturday a month during the summer. It is situated about 2 miles from Crich, and 6 miles from Matlock.
DistrictAmber Valley
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3755
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which South Wingfield, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Winfeld ~ Wingfield ~ Wingfield South

South Wingfield, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wingfield, South, par. and vil., Derbyshire - par., 3364 ac., pop. 1226; vil., 2 miles W. of Alfreton; P.O.; cotton spinning and twist mfrs. are carried on; on an eminence stand the ruins of Wingfield Manor House (erected in the time of Henry VI.), in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

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