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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

"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.

You can see pictures of Hognaston which are provided by:



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.