Mickleover  Derbyshire


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

MICKLEOVER, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire; the village and the township in the district of Burton-upon-Trent, and the parish partly also in the district of Shardlow. The village stands near Ryknield-street, 3½ miles SW of Derby r. station; and has a post office under Derby. ...

The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £5,550. Pop. in 1851,791; in 1861,1,101. Houses, 165. The increase of pop. was caused by the erection of the County lunatic asylum. The parish contains also the townships of Findern and Littleover. Acres, 5,330. Real property, £13,086. Pop. in 1851,1,809; in 1861, 2,104. Houses, 386. The property is much subdivided. The Pastures is the seat of Sir Hugh S. Blane, Bart.; the Limes, of Mrs. Wright; the Manor House, ofE. Newton, Esq.; the Lodge, of the Hon. and Rev. A. L. Powys; and Mickleover House, of M. Harvey, Esq. The County lunatic asylum stands on an estate of 79 acres, ¾ of a mile SW of the village; was built in 1851, and extended in 1862; has capacity for 350 patients; and is a splendid structure. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Findern and Littleover, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £562.* Patron, Lord Scarsdale. The church is geometric decorated English: was restored in 1859; and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower. There are churches also in Findern and Littleover, chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists in Mickleover, and a Wesleyan chapel and a free school in Findern. Charities, £87.

Mickleover through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th June 2022

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