Mugginton  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mugginton like this:

MUGGINTON, a township in Belper district, and a parish partly also in Ashborne district, Derby. The township lies on an affluent of the river Derwent, 4 miles Wby N of Duffield r. station, and 5 S W of Belper; and contains a pleasant village of its own name, situated on an acclivity. Real property, £4, 112. ...

Pop., 261. Houses, 52. The parish contains also the townships of Weston-Underwood and Mercaston, and the hamlet of Ravensdale Park. Post-town, Brailsford, under Derby. Acres, 5, 324. Real property, £8, 525. Pop., 689. Houses, 133. The property is divided among a few. The manor of Mugginton belongs to T. Hallowes, Esq.; and the manors of Weston-Underwood and Ravensdale Park belong to Lord Scarsdale. Mercaston Hall was an ancient seat of the Knivetons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £526.* Patron, E. S. Chandos Pole, Esq. The church is early English; was recentlyrestored; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with pinnacled tower; and contains the tomb of Sir R. Kniveton, who died in 1400. There are a national school, a girls'school, and charities £65, a portion of which goes to thenational school.

Mugginton through time

Mugginton is now part of Amber Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Amber Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mugginton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mugginton, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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