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  • WESTON, Ron - Hartington: A Landscape History from the earliest Times to 1800. Derbyshire C. C., 2000. ISBN 97-80903463-5843.


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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2523 & 2545
1891 R.G. 12 / 2755, 2774, 2778 & 2779


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hartington area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.

  • The church was built in the 12th century.

  • The church was restored in 1858.

  • The church seats 400.

  • Philip HALLING has a photograph of Hartington Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.

  • And here's another view of Hartington Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.

  • John SALMON has a view of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in 1991.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538, but prior to 1650 it is very delapidated.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Buxton.

  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built here in 1827.

  • A Free Methodist chapel was built here in 1850.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"HARTINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 7 miles S.W. of Bakewell. The parish, which is very extensive, is divided into the Town, Middle, Nether, and Upper Quarters, with the townships of Biggin and Earl-Sterndale. It is situated near the river Dove, and the Cromford and High Peak railway passes on the E., at the distance of about 3 miles. The village, which was formerly a market town under the Ferrers, who held the castle, is still very considerable. In the reign of Charles I., it became the property of the Villiers family."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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Historical Geography

  • The "old" parish of Hartington was divided into four quarters: Town Quarter, which now forms the village of Hartington, Nether Quarter, which became the parish of Biggin in 1849, Upper Quarter, which became the parish of Burbage in 1869, and Middle Quarter which became the parish of Earl Sterndale in 1873. Added 1 Feb 2007.

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




Military History

  • In 1891, 1 Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters was here. Captain J. SHELDON, commandant.

  • David M. GOODWIN has a photograph of the Hartington War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became four separate, modern Civil Parishes of Hartington Middle Quarter, Hartington Nether Quarter, Hartington Town Quarter and Hartington Upper Quarter in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Wirksworth Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashbourne petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish joined the Ashbourne Poorlaw Union.