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Barley Mow pub at Wingerworth.
Wingerworth shown within Derbyshire
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|District||North East Derbyshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||S42 6|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||North East Derbyshire|
Wingerworth is a relatively large village and parish near to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It is one of the largest and most populous villages in the district of North East Derbyshire. Wingerworth is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the town of Chesterfield, 15 miles (24 km) south of Sheffield and 150 miles (240 km) north of the United Kingdom's capital, London. The settlements of Tupton, Clay Cross, Grassmoor and Ashover are also nearby. Wingerworth is a semi-rural village with the large town of Chesterfield to the north but countryside to the south.
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.
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 friendly 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 usually provided in nearby Tupton, at Tupton Hall secondary school.
There are several small shops in Wingerworth such as:
- SPAR and Nisa-Today's (General Stores)/Post Office
- English Fish and Chip Takeaway
- Chinese Takeaway
- Two hairdressing salons
- Greengrocer's shop.
Wingerworth also has a Doctor's Surgery and a Pharmacy. There are several parks and recreation grounds situated in Wingerworth, as well as good examples of English Woodland rich with wildlife. There are two pubs in the village; The Barley Mow, which is a more traditional old-world pub; and The Smithy Pond, which is more modern in its design. Both offer food and drinks all day.
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 plays 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 & Groups
- Wingerworth Parish Council, accessed July 2009
- Domesday Book Website, accessed May 2012
- Wingerworth Parish Council, accessed May 2012
- North East Derbyshire District Council Education Site, accessed May 2012
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