Tupton is a village in North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, England, 4½ miles south of Chesterfield. It lies just north of Clay Cross on the A61 (Derby Road) which runs from Chesterfield to Alfreton. It comprises the areas of Old Tupton and New Tupton. However, it is generally referred to as Tupton. A similarly named area, Tapton, is a few miles away, being part of Chesterfield.
A carnival called the Tupton Carnival is a yearly event held on a Saturday in July, this was first started in 2003 and has grown in size and attendance as the years have gone on. A young lady is elected Carnival Queen and travels through the village attended by the carnival princes and princesses and followed by a procession of floats, bands and fancy dress participants. This parade ends on the Primary school field where an afternoon of fun, games and live music is set up, with stalls, displays by local groups and various competitions.
The village also recently held an evening of Christmas activities, where numerous market stalls were set up along one of the main roads, called Green Lane. Tupton has also seen new development around Ankerbold Road, which runs on the outer edge of the village, close to North Wingfield. A large, new, modern housing estate has been built around the Pond Lane proximity, as well as modern housing to the south.
The present (2008) Chip Shop in Tupton was once owned by a lady fish-fryer. When the shop was sold, her famous chips were no longer made and so the new owners asked her to visit the shop and show them her tips and secrets.
It is also known that Tupton has been a settlement since way back in the Anglo-Saxon times, as the historic Ryknield Street runs directly through the village. The locality was formerly known as "Topetune" and "Tuphome."