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Mickleover, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Mickleover, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands near Ryknield Street, 3 miles SW of Derby, and 129 from London. It has a station on the G.N.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Acreage, 2422; population, 1555. The Pastures, the Limes, the Manor House, the Lodge, and Mickleover House are the chief residences. The County Lunatic Asylum stands on an estate of about 100 acres, three-quarters of a mile SW of the village, was built in 1851 and extended in 1862 and 1895, has capacity for 560 patients, and is a splendid structure. A chapel was erected in 1869, and a water tower, with a capacity of about 20,000 gallons, in 1879. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £283 with residence. Patron, Lord Scarsdale. The church is Geometric Decorated English, and consists of nave, N and S aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist 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 parishMickleover All Saints 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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 Mickleover 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 Mickleover are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE3
Post TownDerby