"CARSINGTON is a small parish, about two miles and a half W. from Wirksworth, containing a small ancient church, dedicated to St. Margaret; the living is a rectory, of which the dean of Lincoln is the patron. The parish contained, in 1831, 286 inhabitants, who are chiefly supported by agriculture and mining."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Carsington is a village, a township and a parish. The parish covered 1,116 acres in 1857 and was mostly dairy farms. The village lies in a sheltered valley six miles north of Belper.