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MICKLEOVER, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 3 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town. The parish includes the chapelries of Littleover and Findern, at which places are chapels-of-ease. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture, and the making of lace, and some in weaving of silk and velvet. The village, which is considerable, is neatly built. The tithes were commuted under Acts of Enclosure in 1768 and 1790 for land and a money payment.

The living is a vicarage* with the curacies of Littleover and Findern annexed, in the diocese of Lichfield, value £562. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, with a low embattled tower, containing three bells. The Wesleyans and Unitarians have places of worship. The charities produce about £87 per annum, of which £60 is the endowment of a free school founded by John Alsop in 1715. The Limes and the Pastures are the principal residences.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Census

  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1960 & 2490
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is built of stone and dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church was restored in 1858.
     
  • The church seats 350.
     
  • Mickleover also has a new Anglican church dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, constructed in the 1960s.
     
  • Rob SAMPLE has a photograph of St. John the Evangelist Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.

     

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Church Records

  • The Family History Library has the Mickleover Bishop's Transcripts for 1662 thru 1869 and the Parish Register for 1558 thru 1969 on microfilm.
     
  • The church register dates from 1603.
     
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.
     
  • The parish had both a Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist chapel prior to 1912.
     
  • The parish has a Catholic church dedicated to "Our Lady of Lourdes".
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
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Description & Travel

"MICKLEOVER, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 3 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town. The parish includes the chapelries of Littleover and Findern, at which places are chapels-of-ease."

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

Micklover is now considered a suburb of Derby city. The railway served this town from 1878 until 1964.

The village has its own village website.

Photographs from around the village can be found at the Derbyshire Photos site.

You can see pictures of Mickleover which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Peter BARR has a photograph of The Great Northern Pub. on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2011.

Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the Honeycomb Public House on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2017.

Malcolm NEAL also has a photograph of the Robin Public House on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2017.

Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of The Vine Public House on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2017.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK307346 (Lat/Lon: 52.90796, -1.544972), Mickleover which are provided by:

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Medical Records

  • The parish was home to the County lunatic asylum which stood on an estate of 79 acres (originally 101 acres) less than a mile southwest of the village. This area of the parish was called "The Pastures". The asylum was built in 1851 and expanded in 1862.
     
  • The asylum eventually became "Pastures Hospital".
     
  • The web page author does not know what records exist for this institution.
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Names, Geographical

  • The village is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as being owned by Burton Abbey and was recorded under the name of "Magna Oufra". The Old English form would have been "Micel Ofer", meaning "flat-topped ridge"
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Obituaries

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this notice from the Derby Mercury of 19 May 1803: "DIED: On Tuesday se'nnight, at Mickleover, in this county, aged 65, Mrs. E. BAILEY, relict of the late Mr. Joseph BAILEY, of that place."

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township and 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).
     
  • A portion of this parish was in the ancient Shardlow Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In December, 1866, Littleover township was created from this parish as its own Civil Parish.
     
  • In April, 1928, this parish was reduced by 1 acre transferred to Derby Civil Parish.
     
  • In April, 1968, this Civil Parish was abolished. Portions were parceled out to Burmaston (284 acres), Findern (8 acres), Mackworth (1 acre) and Radbourne (163 acres) Civil Parishes.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
     
  • The Family History Library has the Mickleover Churchwardens' accounts for 1792 thru 1862 on microfilm.
     
  • Pole's Charity of £10 yearly was devoted to the apprenticing of poor boys.
     
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish joined the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the relatively modern Mickleover Primary School on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2017.

Malcolm NEAL also has a photograph of the entrance to Murray Park School in North-east Mickleover on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2020.