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Hartshorne, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hartshorne, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands 3 miles W of the boundary with Leicestershire, 3½ NW of Ashby-de-Ia-Zouch, has a railway station at Woodville on the M.R., and a post office under Burton-upon-Trent; money order and telegraph office, Woodville. The parish comprises 2910 acres; population, 1878. The lord of the manor is chief landowner. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £540 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carnarvon. The church is ancient, with a tower, and was partly rebuilt in 1835. There are Baptist 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 
Ecclesiastical parishHartshorne St. Peter 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionAshby-de-la-Zouch 

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 Hartshorne 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 Hartshorne 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:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE11
Post TownSwadlincote