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  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2144
1861 R.G. 9 / 2506
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Mackworth 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 All Saints. This church is located north of the village, across the A52 trunk road on Church Lane.

  • The church chancel dates from about 1310. The tower and spire date from about 1360.

  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1851.

  • The church seats 300.

  • The church appears to be minimally used at present.

  • John SALMON has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in 1991.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date from 1611 and is in good condition.

  • Marriages at Mackworth, 1603-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials (partially) extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.

  • Geoff PICK provides a photograph of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2010.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

"MACKWORTH, a parish, with a small village, in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, is situate on the road from Derby to Ashbourn, two miles and a half from the former, and ten and a half from the latter town. Here is a neat church, dedicated to All Saints, and in the neighbourhood, are the vestiges of a castle; the south gate of the edifice, which is entire, forms the entrance to a farm-house. The castle was the ancient seat of the De Mackworths, and was probably demolished during the parliamentary war. The parish (including the township of Mark-Eaton), contained, in the last census, 621 inhabitants."

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

You can see pictures of Mackworth which are provided by:



Historical Geography

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


  • See Woolley's 1712 History of the parish.

  • There is a booklet written by Rosemary LUCAS, "The Manor of Markeaton, Mackworth and Allestree, 1650 - 1851", 84 pages, published by the author, available in local libraries. It is on local, not family history.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK320378 (Lat/Lon: 52.936628, -1.525329), Mackworth which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This parish included the ancient townships of Macworth and Markeaton.

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

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

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1763.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.


  • A school was built here in 1826 in Markeaton to serve both townships. The school was just for girls, but by 1857 served both sexes.

  • A school was built in Macworth in 1835 to serve both townships.

  • There is an article about Thomas RUSSEL and his School at Mackworth in the Derbyshire Family History Society Journal, Issue 74, September 1995, pp23-6, which includes not only an account of the school, but also a list of the pupils and staff recorded on 1841-71 censuses.