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Mapleton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Mapleton, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Dove, at the boundary with Staffordshire, 1½ mile NW of Ashbome station on the North Staffordshire railway, and is a pleasant place. It has a po&t office under Ashborne; money order and telegraph office, Ashborne. There is a bridge over the Dove, and a good inn, and it is a resort of anglers. The parish comprises 809 acres; population, 225. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Ashhorne, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £60. Patron, the Bishop. The church is good, and has a dome surmounted by an urn. There are almsbouses for two widows of clergymen.

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 parishMappleton St. Mary 

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 Mapleton 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 Mapleton 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