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Clifton and Compton

Census

  • The parish was in the Mayfield sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District prior to 1901.

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District after 1901.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2520
1891 R.G. 12 / 2752

Church History

  • There was an older chapel of ease dedicated to Saint Mary, but this fell into disuse after the Reformation and was taken down in 1750.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

  • The church was built in 1845.

  • The belltower was added in 1868.

  • There is a photograph of Holy Trinity Church at the Ashbourne site.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1845.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashbourne.

  • The Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1830 in Mayfield Road.

  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built between 1857 and 1891, also in Mayfield Road.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Mayfield sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District prior to 1901.

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District after 1901.

Description and Travel

"CLIFTON is a hamlet in the township of CLIFTON and COMPTON, and parish of Ashbourn, about a mile and a half from that town. Formerly a chapel belonging to the establishment was here, but the only place of worship, at present, is a neat meeting-house belonging to the Calvinists. The township contained, at the last census, 839 inhabitants."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The village is just off the A515 bypass just south of Ashbourne.

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Clifton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK167448 (Lat/Lon: 53.000245, -1.752614), Clifton which are provided by:

Military Records

  • There is a War Memorial outside of Holy Trinity Church. A photograph and names are listed at Derbyshire War Memorials site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derby county.

  • In December, 1866, this Chapelry was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard at the Ashbourne Petty Sessional Hearings every Saturday.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourn Poorlaw Union.