Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

HARTINGTON, a parish in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 9 miles (S.W.) from Bakewell, comprising the townships called Town Quarter, Middle Quarter with Earl-Sterndale, Nether Quarter, and Upper Quarter, and containing 2218 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean's court for the manor of Hartington, rated in the king's books at £10, endowed with £400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire.

The church, dedicated to St. Giles, is an ancient cruciform structure. There is a chapel of ease at Earl-Sterndale, in this parish. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A charity school is supported by subscription. Hartington had anciently a market and a fair, both of which have been long disused, but fairs are held at Newhaven, for cattle, sheep, and hardware, on the 2nd Tuesday in September and October 30th; the latter is also a great pleasure fair. There are lead mines in the parish. Hartington gives the title of marquis to the family of Cavendish, Dukes of Devonshire.

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