Place:Clifton and Compton, Derbyshire, England

NameClifton and Compton
Alt namesClifton-with-Comptonsource: placename variation
Clifton with Comptonsource: placename variation
Cliftonsource: chapelry in township
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.001°N 1.754°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoAshbourne, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Ashbourne Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Clifton is a village in the Derbyshire Dales District of Derbyshire, England. The village is situated about 1.2 miles (2 km) southwest of Ashbourne, and is close to the border with Staffordshire. The appropriate civil parish is called Clifton and Compton. The population of this civil parish at the 2011 Census was 500.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Clifton and Compton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"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. Population: 894. Houses: 199. Clifton, without Compton, is a chapelry. Population: 503. The living is a vicarage in the [diocese] of Lichfield. Value: £150. Patron: the Vicar of Ashborne. The church was built mainly in 1845, partly in 1869."

Clifton and Compton was originally a township in the ancient parish of Ashbourne in the Wirksworth Hundred of Derbyshire, England.

The township was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Ashbourne Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the non-metropolitan Derbyshire Dales District.

No references to Compton have been found.

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
  • GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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