Place:Hartington, Derbyshire, England


Alt namesHortedunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
Coordinates53.133°N 1.8°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
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Hartington is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, lying on the River Dove close to the Staffordshire border. According to the 2001 census, the parish of Hartington Town Quarter, which also includes Pilsbury, had a population of 345. Formerly known for cheese-making and the mining of ironstone, limestone and lead, the village is now popular with tourists.


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According to the English Place-Name Society the name of the village derives from the Old English for either 'Stags' hill' or 'hill connected with Heorta'. Hartington was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth forty shillings. The parish was originally quite large, and part of the hundred of Wirksworth. Hartington had four townships, known as the Town Quarter, Nether Quarter, and Middle Quarter, and Upper Quarter, which are now all separate parishes. These became separate civil parishes in their own right in 1866. They are marked on Ordnance Survey maps. Surnames that originate from this area include Heathcote.

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