Restoration Home – The Elms at North Wingfield

Historian, Restoration Homes, BBC/Endemol

During visit to the Record Office in February 2012

After featuring Derbyshire archives in the first series of Restoration Home last year, the team from Endemol returned to the record office earlier this year to film original records for tonight’s episode exploring the history of The Elms in North Wingfield. The show’s two historians Kate Williams (pictured) and Kieran Long examined including a tithe map and apportionment for the area, a parish register showing the baptism of a former owner, and their will.

The Elms episode will air tonight on BBC 2 at 7pm, see for more information.

5 thoughts on “Restoration Home – The Elms at North Wingfield

  1. i lived in the big house called the chestnuts which was literally 20 feet away from the elms my father was the owners doctor in the 70s it lay empty and we all thought it was haunted

  2. I’m a member of the Clay family. We have traced my family back to 1841 in Devon and have a Sarah Clay born in 1798. She had two daughters Sarah and Ellen and a son Thomas. Would be fantastic if we found out we were distant cousins.

    • Hi Michelle, it might be a line worth investigating if you do think there is a connection. You can find out more about researching your family history in Derbyshire in our online guide

    • Unfortunately, the Record Office doesn’t hold much material relating to The Elms and its former residents. The tithe map and award which covers the parish of North Wingfield is the main record available referring to the house itself. Do you have an approximate date in mind for the Keaton family as this may help us find out more from other records we have relating to North Wingfield.

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