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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Carsington St. Margaret|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Carsington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Carsington (St. Margaret))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: