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Kniveton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Kniveton, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire, 3 miles NE of Ashborne railway station. There is a post office under Ashbome; money order and telegraph office, Ashborne. Acreage, 2077; population, 269. Most of the land is rich pasture. There are lime works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £72 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a good Norman door and a low tower and spire. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishKniveton St. John the Baptist 

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 Kniveton 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 Kniveton 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
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne