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Tissington, Derbyshire

Tissington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is part of the estate of Tissington Hall, owned by the FitzHerbert family since 1465. It is regarded as one of the most picturesque English villages and is a popular tourist attraction, particularly during its well dressing week. It also gives its name to the Tissington Trail, a 13-mile walk and cycle path which passes nearby. The Limestone Way, another long-distance path and bridleway, passes through the village itself.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Post townDERBY
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1752
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01335

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


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

Tissington, par. and vil., Derbyshire, 4 miles N. of Ashborne, 2307 ac., pop. 352; P.O.; Tissington Hall is the seat of the Fitzherbert family. Tissington is famous for its wells, five in number, and for the custom of "Well Dressing," which takes place on Holy Thursday.

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

TISSINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 4 miles (N.) from Ashbourn; containing 427 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Ashbourn to Buxton; it comprises 2262 acres by admeasurement, and borders on the romantic district of Dovedale, which abounds with striking scenery. Here is a quarry, the produce of which is used for building; and a cotton-factory, on Bradbourn Brook, employs about 130 hands. Tissington Hall was garrisoned for Charles I. by its owner, Col. Fitzherbert, in 1643. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Sir H. Fitzherbert, Bart., with a net income of £97: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £229, and the vicarial for £3. 10. The church is partly Norman, and partly of later date, with a tower, and contains handsome memorials to the Fitzherbert family: it is beautifully situated in the midst of fine old trees, on an eminence overlooking the village. A national school for boys has an endowment of £7 per annum, and one for girls £4. In the parish are five springs of the purest water, which at a remote period are said to have furnished the only supply of the neighbourhood for several miles round.

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