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Carsington, Derbyshire

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Carsington, Derbyshire

Carsington is a village in the middle of the Derbyshire Dales, England; it adjoins the hamlet of Hopton, close to the historic town of Wirksworth and village of Brassington. Population - 111
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Post townMATLOCK
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2553
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 Carsington, Derbyshire has been known in the past


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

Carsington, par., N. Derbyshire, 2 miles W. of Wirksworth, 1141 ac., pop. 231.

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

CARSINGTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 2¼ miles (W. by S.) from Wirksworth; containing 235 inhabitants. The village is situated in a valley, surrounded by hills in which are quarries of limestone and some lead-mines; and the Peak Forest railway passes through the parish. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 1. 10., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield: the tithes have been commuted for £109, and the glebe comprises 46 acres. The church is a small ancient building, without a steeple, and scarcely distinguishable from the cliffs that overhang it. A school, founded by Mrs. Temperance Gill, in 1726, has an endowment of £60 per annum, arising from land. John Oldfield, an eminent nonconformist divine, was ejected from the benefice of the parish, in 1662: his son, Dr. Joshua Oldfield, of some literary celebrity, was born here in 1656. The Rev. Ellis Farneworth, an able translator from the Italian, was presented to the rectory in 1762.

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