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Markeaton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Markeaton, a township in Mackworth parish, Derbyshire, on an affluent of the river Derwent, 1¼ mile NW of Derby station on the G.N.R., L. & N.W.R., and M.R. Post town and money order office, Mackworth; telegraph office, Derby. Acreage, 1867; population, 217. The manor belonged to the Earls of Chester, passed to the Touchets, and, with Markeaton Hall, belongs now to the Mundy family. The Hall was built in 1755, and stands in a park of 100 acres.

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 parishMackworth 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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 Markeaton 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 Markeaton 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:

CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE22
Post TownDerby