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

  • There is an index of names from 1841 at Liz's family history.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2524
1891 R.G. 12 / 2756


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hognaston area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

  • The church was built in the 12th century.

  • The church is, naturally enough, on Church Lane.

  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1880-81.

  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Mike FOLKES has a photograph of St. Batholomew's Church at Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.

  • John SUTTON has a photograph of St. Batholomew's Church, also on Geo-graph, taken in August, 1998.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1661 and is in good condition.

  • The churh was in the rural deanery of Wirksworth.

  • The Family History Centre in London has the parish register for 1661 - 1981 and the Bishop's Transcripts for 1673 - 1872 each on microfilm.

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

  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel built here in 1827.

  • The Congregationalists had a chapel built here in 1882.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hognaston which are provided by:
"HOGNASTON, a parish in the hundred of Wirksworth, county Derby, 5 miles N.E. of Ashbourne, its railway station and post town, and 5 S.W. of Wirksworth. The village, which is small, is situated on a branch of the river Dove. The inhabitants are wholly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £55.

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

The parish is in the Derbyshire Dales area. There is a modern description of the parish at Derbyshire Net.



Historical Geography

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


  • In the 1700s and 1800s, most of the parish was dairy pasturage.

  • The village hall was built in 1982 from the stones of houses submerged by Carsington Water reservoir, which is just to the east of the parish.

  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Hognaston by Barbarann AYARS.

  • Large parts of the parish are in the Hognaston Conservation Area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK237506 (Lat/Lon: 53.052119, -1.647886), Hognaston which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry of Ashbourne parish in county Derby. It became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

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

  • The Hognaston Parish Council meets in the village Hall.

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales Disctrict Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Wirksworth petty session hearings every other Tuesday.