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This page is a list of all information on my site relating to Hognaston so far there is the following:-

I finally got to visit Hognaston on the Jubilee weekend and took a number of photos for the site, I was also fortunate to meet a local resident who told me about a book the village produced about their history for the Millennium called:


and was able to purchase a copy, which I now have for reference.

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description of Hognaston from the 1857 Whites trade directory for Derbyshire, the original book was viewed at Buxton library.

HOGNASTON a parish and small village, pleasantly situated 5 miles SW by W from Wirksworth, contains 1,350 acres of land, three-fourths of which is pasture, and the remainder arable; rateable value, £2,044 6s. In 1851 it had 70 houses and 299 inhabitants, of whom 146 were males, and 153 females. The principal owners are Wm. P. Thornhill, Esq., M.P., Mr Edw. Trueman, Mr R.M. Thompson, Misses Thompson, Mr Jno. Heathcote, Mr Wm.Alsop, Mr John Sims, Colonel R.B. Leacroft, Mr Robert Bunting, Rev William Buckwell, and the Rev. Joseph Sikes. The Executors of the late Philip Gell, Esq., are lords of the manor. It is the manor of Wirksworth or Hulland, but only about 40 acres copyhold - fine certain. There is 13s. 4d. paid to the Duchy of Lancaster as palfrey rent, also 13s for "lot and cope" paid to the receiver-general of taxes. The Church, dedicated to St Bartholomew, is an ancient structure, with square tower, and south porch, within which is a fine Norman arch. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the King's book at £7 3s. 4d., now £155, has been augmented with £800 Queen Anne's bounty. The Bishop of Lichfield is patron, and the Rev. Thomas O Grady, incumbent. The small tithe is paid by a modus of £7 15s., and the rectorial tithes were commuted in 1847, for £199 8s., are received by G.H. Errington, Esq.. In 1855-56, a handsome parsonage was erected a little W. from the church, at a cost of about £1500, exclusive of the site, which was the gift of Mrs Thornhill. Here are 26A 2R 17P of glebe, let for £39 12s. 11d. per annum. There are also 23A 2R 36P of land belonging to the church; 19A 1R 20P of which are occupied by Mr J Hurd, at an annual rent of £22 4s. 1d.; and 4A 1R 16P in the occupation of Mr Thomas Bown, at an annual rent of £7 3s. 3d. The Primitive Methodist Chapel, built in 1827, is a neat brick building. The Independents have a chapel erected in 1855, at a cost of £60, it is a neat stone building, and will seat 60 hearers. Riddings, ½ mile W from Hognaston is the residence and property of Misses S. & P. Thompson. Mr Edwin Truman also owns and resides on a farm miles 3/4 N from the village. Feast, first Sunday after Sept. 4th.
CHARITIES.--Thomas Allsop, in 1769, left a rent-charge of 10s. yearly to the poor, out of a piece of land called the Nether End of the New close, the property of the late P. Gell, Esq.
John Slater, in 1683, gave 10s a year out of the Turlow Fields, to be distributed to 10 of the poorest people within the parish.
George Morley, by deed in 1720, gave 10s. per annum to the poor of this parish, out of land called the High Meadow.
These 3 annuities of 10s. each are distributed by the overseers of the poor on Christmas-day amongst the most necessitous of the parish. The poor also partake of the Rev. Francis Gisborne's charity.

Gibbs Rebecca, vict., Bull's Head
Holland Mr Samuel
Mellor Wm, vict., Red Lion
O'Grady Rev Thomas, incumbent
Swindell Mr John, Riddings

Thompson Mr Richard M.
Thompson Misses Sarah & Patience, Riddings
Thompson William, butcher
Wigley Sarah, dressmaker


Redfern Wm.
Wheeldon John and William

Boot and Shoemkrs.

Allsop Daniel
Longdon Wm


Allsop Samuel
Ashton Thomas

Bainbridge Wm.
Bowler Ann
Bown Sarah
Bown Thomas
Bunting Robert
Cooper John
Cooper Richard
Coxon Geo. Riddings
Dethick George
Fowk Wm.
Hall Zachariah
Holland John
Lee Richard , Tollow

Lomas Robert
Riley Samuel
Sims Wm Gib field
Truman Edwin
Truman John Thompson's Farm
Truman Samuel
Webster John
Wheeldon John


Frost Elizabeth
Gibbs Rebecca
Longdon Samuel


Riley Samuel
Stafford Zachariah


Holland John (and builder)
Lowe Benjamin

Carrier to Derby.

Joseph Renshaw, Tu and Thurs.

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Photographs of Hognaston 2002

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St Bartholemew's Church, Hognaston 1/6/2002 St Bartholomew's Church, Hognaston Bown gravestone

the Independent Chapel former Independent Chapel 1/6/2002

former Primitive Methodist Chapel the Primitive Methodist Chapel

Hognaston School former school

village 1/6/2002 village houses village 1/6/2002


  Knowl House 1/6/2002

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