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Clifton, Derbyshire

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Clifton, Derbyshire

Clifton is a village in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. The village is situated about 1.2 miles (2 km) south west of Ashbourne, and is close to the border with Staffordshire.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1644
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which Clifton, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Clifton With Compton ~ Cliptune

Clifton, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clifton with Compton, township (ry. sta. Clifton), Ashborne par., S. Derbyshire, 1 mile SW. of Ashborne, 1054 ac., pop. 1016; P.O., called Clifton.

Clifton, Derbyshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

CLIFTON, a chapelry district, in the parish of Ashbourn, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, though locally in the hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 1¾ mile (S. W.) from Ashbourn; containing, with the hamlet of Compton, 839 inhabitants. This place is mentioned in Domesday book under the name of Cliptune; and in the reign of Henry VII. belonged to the Cokaynes, of Ashbourn. The ancient chapel here was taken down about 1750, and part of the materials were used to repair the chancel of the parish church: the present chapel is dedicated to the Trinity, and was consecrated in 1845. The living is in the gift of the Vicar.

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