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Clifton Derbyshire Family History Guide

Clifton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1846 from chapelry in Ashbourne with Mapleton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Alternative names: Clifton with Compton, Clifton and Compton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1845

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Mayfield
  • Osmaston by Ashbourne
  • Snelston
  • Edlaston
  • Ashbourne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFTON-WITH-COMPTON, a township in Ashborne parish, Derby; on the river Dove, and the Ashborne railway, 1 mile SW of Ashborne. It has a station, of the name of Clifton, on the railway. Post town, Ashborne. Acres, 1,016. Real property, £3,491. Pop., 894. Houses, 199. Clifton, without Compton, is a chapelry. Pop., 503. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Lichfield-Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Ashborne. The church was built mainly in 1845, partly in 1869.

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


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ashbourne
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury