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Help and advice for Ticknall

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  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3245
1891 R.G. 12 / 2509


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ticknall area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • There was an older Anglican parish church here, dedicated to Saint Thomas-a-Becket.
  • The present Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint George.
  • The present church building was erected in 1842-43.
  • The church seats 667.
  • The church is a grade II building with British Heritage.
  • Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of St. George Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2009.
  • Geoff PICK also has a photograph of St. George Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • Marriages at Tickenhall (Ticknall), 1626-1812 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 in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • We akso have a partial Parish Register Extract in a text file. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The London Family History Centre has "Marriages at Ticknall, 1628 - 1812" on microfilm.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Melbourne.
  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2006.
  • The Derby Records Office holds the registers of Methodist baptisms 1808,1817 - 1837.
  • There must have been a General Baptist Chapel here, too. The Derby Records Office holds the registers of Baptist marriages 1927-1979 and births 1809-1836.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

"TICKNALL is a parish and village, in the same hundred as Repton, the village being about 4 miles S.E. from Repton, and about 5½ N.N.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Within the parish are very extensive lime-works, wrought to great advantage, together with kilns for burning their produce. The lime is conveyed by rail-road to the Ashby canal, and from thence distributed to more remote parts of the country."

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

David GRIMSHAW has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.

Details on the Village Hall let you know that it can handle your family re-union. Visitors should drop in and ask for a copy of the schedule of forth-coming events.

Scaddows Wood  is a new planting of trees as part of the National Forest, just north of the village.

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Historical Geography

  • Ticknall was an estate village belonging to Calke Abbey until the late 20th century, though it appears now (2010) the boot is on the other foot! Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers says that in recent years, the church of St Giles, at Calke, has become in effect a private chapel in Calke Park, and the remainder of the parish has become absorbed by Ticknall.

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



  • In 1857 the parish had three Inns: Chequers, the Royal Oak and the Wheel Inn. The Chequers and Wheel Inn were still operating at last report.
  • You may want to read more about Ticknall at the Ticknall Life website.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Ticknall Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings.
  • Dame Catherine HARPUR established a charity in 1741 of £100 for the instruction of 6 poor boys and 6 poor girls of Ticknall.
  • Charles HARPUR established a charity in 1770. This charity built a hopsital of 7 tenements in Ticknall. The residents received £10 each year in the mid 1800s.
  • Mike SPENCER provides a list of the "State of some Poor peoples Beding at Ticknall in 1820" in a text file.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.