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Hognaston, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hognaston, a parish, with a village, in Derbyshire, on an affluent of the river Dove, 5 miles from Wirksworth station on the M.R. There is a post and money order office under Ashbonrne; telegraph office, Ashbourne. Acreage, 1410 y population, 253. The manor is held by the trustees of P. Gell, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of South-well; gross value, £127. Patron, the Bishop of Southwell. The church is very ancient, has a fine Saxon arch and a-sqnare tower, and was thoroughly restored in 1881. There are Primitive Methodist and Congregational 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 

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 Hognaston from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne