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Brassington, Derbyshire

Brassington is a village 16 miles north-north-west of Derby, between Wirksworth and Ashbourne, and has a population of about 580. The name, spelled Branzingtune in the Domesday Book, is thought to mean "Brand's people's place". Most of the houses in the village are built of local limestone, and most are 200 or 300 years old; there are 20th-century houses at the south end of the village. The oldest dated house, named Tudor House since the late 19th century, was built in 1615.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Post townMATLOCK
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2354
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 Brassington, Derbyshire has been known in the past


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

Brassington, township and vil., Bradbourne par., N. Derbyshire, 3 miles NW. of Wirksworth, 4221 ac., pop. 690; P.O.

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

BRASSINGTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Bradborne, hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 3¾ miles (W. by N.) from Wirksworth; containing 776 inhabitants. One of two manors here belonged, at the time of the Domesday survey, to Henry de Ferrers, and passed to the Nevills, Talbots, and various other families. The second manor, called the King's or the Duchy manor, from having been parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, was granted in 1630 by Charles I. to Charles Harbord and others, by whom it was conveyed, shortly afterwards, to the Pegge and Lees families; it subsequently passed, in moieties, to the Lowes, Haynes, Newtons, &c. The chapelry is situated on the road from Hognaston to Winster, and a short distance south of the Cromford canal. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £87; patron and impropriator, John Bainbrigge Story, Esq., of Lockington Hall. The chapel exhibits various styles, from the Norman to the later English. A plot of about five acres of land, given by Thurston Dale, in 1742, is now in the occupation of a schoolmaster, who instructs twelve children free in a national school.

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