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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

Administration

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 
HundredWirksworth 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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.


Maps

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
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE4
Post TownMatlock