"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."
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.
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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.
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.