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

KNIVETON, a parish in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 3 miles (N.E.) from Ashbourn, containing 394 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield and Coventry. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. A school was endowed by John Kurd, in 1715, with a small rent-charge for the instruction of poor children, twelve of whom are educated gratuitously. Kniveton is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

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