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Carsington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Carsington, a village and a parish in Derbyshire, on the Peak railway, 2½ miles W of Wirksworth railway station, and 5 W of Whatstandwell Bridge. Post town, Wirksworth under Derby. Acreage, 1141; population, 206. Limestone abounds, and lead ore occurs. Lead mines were worked by the Romans. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Southwell. The church is small, and contains a very ancient font. Oldfield the nonconformist, and Farneworth the translator of Machiavel, were rectors.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCarsington St. Margaret 

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 Carsington 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 Carsington 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