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Ticknall or Tickenhall, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Ticknall or Tickenhall, a parish, with a village, in Derbyshire, 3 miles WSW of Melbourne railway station, and 5¼ N of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It has a post office under-Derby; money order and telegraph office, Melbourne. Acreage, 2639; population of the civil parish, 844; of the ecclesiastical, 708. There is a parish council of six members and a chairman. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Crewe. There are limekilns and market gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £232 with residence. A new church was built in 1842 about 50 yards N of the site of the old one, remains of which are still to be seen, and has chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower with fine spire, which was restored in 1886. There are-Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £30 a year, and almshouses founded and endowed in 1772.

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 parishTicknall St. Thomas à Becket 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionAshby-de-la-Zouch 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Tickenhall 1626-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online., 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 Ticknall or Tickenhall 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 Ticknall or Tickenhall 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: