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

MAPPLETON, a parish in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 1 mile (N.W.) from Ashbourn, containing 201 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, united to the vicarage of Ashbourn, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a dome surmounted by an urn. The river Dove is here crossed by a stone bridge, having a remarkably flat arch; its span being seventy feet, and its semi-diameter only eleven. Rowland Okeover, Esq., in 1727, vested certain lands in trustees for (amongst other purposes) building almshouses for three clergymen's widows, and providing them with £10 per annum, which sum, in consequence of the increased value of the estates, has been raised to £30; the building comprises a centre and two wings. Mappleton 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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