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Markeaton, City of Derby

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Markeaton, City of Derby

Markeaton is a village within Derby in the East Midlands of England. The name possibly means Boundary - Island Village, which had stood at this site since Medieval times. After the Norman conquest the manor of Markeaton which had been held by the Anglo-Saxon Siward, the Fairbairn Earl of Northumbria, was given to Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester, along with chevinetum, Mackworth and Allestree.
DistrictDerby
Post townDERBY
Administrative CountyCity of Derby
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3337
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
 

Other names by which Markeaton, City of Derby has been known in the past

Markheaton ~ Marchetoune ~ Marchetone

Markeaton, City of Derby in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Markeaton, township, Mackworth par., Derbyshire, on NW. side and partly within bor. of Derby, pop. 758; contains Markeaton Hall, seat.

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