Mackworth shown within Derbyshire
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Mackworth Conservation Village, mentioned in the Domesday Book, and civil parish in the borough of Amber Valley, in Derbyshire, England. Historically, the parish also contained the neighbouring village of Markeaton, now within the Derby city boundary. Mackworth Estate shares its name with the Medieval Village of Mackworth. The site of this Village can still be seen in the Slopes of the Hillside. There is also evidence of Roman occupation.
Mackworth Conservation Village is about two miles from Derby and ten miles from Ashbourne. The village shares its stone built All Saint's church with Markeaton. The church has memorials to the Mundy family of Markeaton whose arms date back to Edward the first. Located close by is Mackworth Castle.
In 1881 the population of Mackworth village was given as 253,whilst Markeaton was given as 758 i.e. with 1,011 in total, in the parish of Mackworth.
- William Emes, Landscape gardener had a farm here in the eighteenth century
- Samuel Richardson Writer. Father of the English Novel, was born here in 1689
- Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland pub. London (May, 1891) - p.250
- Samuel Richardson biography at nndb
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