Mickleover, Derbyshire Family History Guide

Mickleover is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Littleover and Findern are chapelries of Mickleover.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1607
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

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


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Parish Records

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