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Brassington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Brassington, a township, a village, and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies 4 miles W by N of Wirksworth station on the M.R., and has a post office under Derby; money order office, Hognaston; telegraph office, Wirksworth. Acreage, 4222; population, 667. There are stone quarries in the neighbourhood, and paint and colours are manufactured. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £116 with residence. The church is partly Norman, and was repaired in 1880. There are three dissenting chapels, and several charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishBradborne 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brassington from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Brassington are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE4
Post TownMatlock