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Clifton with Compton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Clifton-with-Compton, a township in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, near the river Dove. Clifton is an ecclesiastical parish 1 mile SW of Ashbourne, with a station on the North Staffordshire railway. Post town, Ashboume. Acreage of township, 1104; population, 1302; of ecclesiastical parish, 625. Clifton Hall and Clifton House are comfortable residences, and there are other good houses. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Ashbourne. The church was built in 1845, and enlarged in 1869 by the addition of a chancel. There are also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishAshbourn 
Civil parishAshbourn 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Clifton with Compton from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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