Place:Kniveton, Derbyshire, England

Alt namesCheniuetunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.05°N 1.683°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoAshbourne, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part (until 1290)
Appletree Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Wirksworth Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was part 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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kniveton is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is located in the Derbyshire Dales District, 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Ashbourne, 6 miles southwest of Wirksworth and 150 miles (240 km) from London. It is close to the reservoir at Carsington Water.

Historically Kniveton was a township, parish and village in the Western division of the county, part of the ancient Wirksworth Hundred, and also part of the Appletree Hundred.

Kniveton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it is recorded as Cheniveton. The manor belonged to the Kniveton family. The manor was sold after 1660 to the Lowe family and afterwards to the Pegge family who sold it to the Meynells.

During the 19th century the inhabitants worked in the cotton mills. Lime-burning and agriculture were other occupations.

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Kniveton became an ancient parish in 1290. Up until that time it had been a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne.

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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