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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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2506 & 2519
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


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Church History

  • There was a church here in Mercaston township at the time of the 1086 Domesday Survey, but all traces had disappeared by 1850.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • Most of the church structure appears to be 11th or 12th century. One wall may be Saxon work..
  • The church was renovated in 1805 and again in 1845.
  • A Yew tree in the churchyard is over 1,000 years old.
  • The church seats 300.
  • You will find a photograph of the church on Flickr.
  • Mike BARDILL has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • Peter BARR also has a photograph of the church, churchyard and yew tree on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1764 for all entries.
  • We have a pop-up window of partially extracted Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

"MUGGINTON, a parish in the hundreds of Appletree and Morleston, county Derby, 7 miles N.W. of Derby, its post town, and 4 W. of the Duffield railway station."

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

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John BARTHOLOMEW's, "Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)":

" Mugginton, par., township, and vil., Derbyshire - par., 5324 ac., pop. 501; township, 2203 ac., pop. 194; the vil. is 5 miles SW. of Belper. "

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Historical Geography

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



Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the Cock Inn on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2017.


Military History

  • In the early morning hours of 24 July, 1944, a Whitley bomber with five aboard dove into the ground in Muggington parish. A memorial is built directly over the crash site.
  • Inside All Saints Church there is a war memorial in memory of Lieutenant Tom WEBSTER of the 5th Australian Light Horse. Tom's family lived in Muggington when he was a youth.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Derby as well as an ancient township.
  • The ancient parish became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was partly in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In 1886 this parish was broken up into its constituent townships which became Civil Parishes.
  • Weston Underwood township has district governance provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.