Hognaston Derbyshire Family History Guide

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

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kirk Ireton
  • Bradbourne with Ballidon
  • Atlow
  • Carsington
  • Kniveton
  • Wirksworth
  • Brassington
  • Ashbourne with Mapleton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOGNASTON, a parish, with a village, in Ashborne district, Derby; on an affluent of the river Dove, 5 miles NE of Ashborne r. station. Post town, Ashborne. Acres, 1,384. Real property, £2,883. Pop., 295. Houses, 68. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to H. Chandos Pole Gell, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £58. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is very ancient; has a fine Saxon arch, and a square tower; and was recently in bad condition. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities £5.

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: Wirksworth
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Wirksworth
Province: Canterbury