Ault Hucknall

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Ault Hucknall
Ault Hucknall St John the Baptist Church 043249 9500fe0c.jpg
St John the Baptist church
Ault Hucknall is located in Derbyshire
Ault Hucknall
Ault Hucknall
Location within Derbyshire
Population1,053 (Including Astwith , Bramley Vale , Doe Lea and Stainsby. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK467652
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS44
Dialling code01246
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°10′55″N 1°18′07″W / 53.182°N 1.302°W / 53.182; -1.302Coordinates: 53°10′55″N 1°18′07″W / 53.182°N 1.302°W / 53.182; -1.302

Ault Hucknall (Old English: Hucca's nook of land[1]) is a village and civil parish in the Bolsover district of Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 1,053.[2]

Local residents describe the settlement as the 'smallest village in England', as it consists of only a church and three houses.[nb 1] The philosopher Thomas Hobbes was interred within Ault Hucknall’s St John the Baptist Church following his death in 1679.

Hardwick Hall is within the parish boundary, which also contains the settlements of Astwith, Bramley Vale, Doe Lea, Hardstoft, Rowthorne and Stainsby.

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  1. ^ although as a village is not legally defined in England, this is not a provable claim – many would refer to it as a hamlet.


  1. ^ "Ault Hucknall". Key to English Place-names. English Place Name Society/INS at the University of Nottingham. Retrieved 22 August 2013. Ault, '(Old French) high', is a later addition to distinguish from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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