Biggin Derbyshire Family History Guide

Biggin is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1848 from Hartington Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Hartington Nether Quarter.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1848

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hartington
  • Bradbourne
  • Youlgreave
  • Alstonfield
  • Alsop en le Dale
  • Parwich
  • Middleton and Smerrill
  • Brassington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BIGGIN, a township and a chapelry in Ashborne district, Derby. The township is in Wirksworth parish; and lies near the Cromford and High Park railway, 7½ miles SW of Bakewell r. station. Acres, 595. Real property, £1,153. Pop., 133. Houses, 28. The chapelry was constituted in 1848. Post Town, Ashborne. Pop., 399. Houses, 84. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value £40. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is modern. There are two Primitive Methodist chapels and a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918

Administration

County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Hartington
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Buxton
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Wirksworth
Province: Canterbury