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


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


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.

Church Records

  • The London Family History Centre 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".

Civil Registration

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

Description and 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.

Photograpsh froma round the village can be found at the Derbyshire Photos site.

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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.



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


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.

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"

Politics and 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 acres 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
  • The London Family History Centre 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.


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