Hartshorne, Derbyshire

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Hartshorne church.jpg
St Peter's church
Hartshorne is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population3,888 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK320213
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSwadlincote
Postcode districtDE11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
52°47′20″N 1°31′34″W / 52.789°N 1.526°W / 52.789; -1.526Coordinates: 52°47′20″N 1°31′34″W / 52.789°N 1.526°W / 52.789; -1.526

Hartshorne is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 3,888.[1] It is north of the town of Swadlincote.

The name is pronounced Harts-horne; the sh is not a digraph, as this is a compound.


Chesterfield Arms, Hartshorne (now demolished)
Methodist Chapel, Hartshorne
Admiral Rodney, Hartshorne
The Old Manor House

Local pubs include "The Admiral Rodney" named after the 1st Baron Rodney (1719–1792), "The Mill Wheel" (with an 18th-century mill wheel measuring 20 feet in diameter), "The Bulls Head" and "The Greyhound". "The Chesterfield Arms" was demolished in September 2009. The "Snooty Fox" (formerly the "Dominoes") was demolished in 2009. The "New Inn" closed in the 1960s and was then used as a hairdressing salon before being demolished in 1975 to make a car park extension for the "Admiral Rodney".

The Old Manor House in the northern part of the village is a Grade II* listed 17th century timbered building on Main Street.[2] It was built for one John Benskin in 1629 according to parish rate records.[3] Situated to the south west of St Peter's Church in the southern part of the village, it is distinct from The Manor House (also known as the Old Hall) in the northern part of the village.[4][5]


Hartshorne was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers[6] and being worth ten shillings.[7] It passed to the Ireland family in the fourteenth century, and subsequently to the family of the Foljambe baronets.

The Rector of Hartshorne, William Dethick, founded a free school for local children in 1626.

In 1800, the owner of the Manor, William Bailey Cant, left it to the lawyer Thomas Erskine, in recognition of his role in the case of John Horne Tooke.[8]


The local bus service is the No.2 maintained by Arriva Midlands between Derby and Swadlincote via Melbourne, this was previously a Trent route 168 & Arriva route No.69.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ SDDC.
  3. ^ Williams 2010.
  4. ^ Bulmer 1895, p. 754.
  5. ^ Cameron 1876, p. 57.
  6. ^ Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Doveridge, Linton, Pilsbury and Cowley.
  7. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745
  8. ^ "Parishes: Kirk-Hallam – Hault-Hucknall Pages 172–192 Magna Britannia: Volume 5, Derbyshire". British History Online. T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1817. Retrieved 21 August 2021.


  • Williams, Roy (29 October 2010). "Hartshorne Manor". Hartshorne on the Web. Hartshorne Parish Council.
  • History, Topography, and Directory of Derbyshire. Littleover, Derby: T. Bulmer & Co. 26 July 1895.
  • Cameron, John (1876). "Index to places in the Parish of Hartshorn". Book of Reference to the Plan of the Parish of Eckingham in the county of Derby. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode.
  • "Hartshorne Circular Walk" (PDF). South Derbyshire District Council. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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