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Mackworth is a village and civil parish in the borough of Amber Valley, in Derbyshire, England. The 2011 Census recorded a population for the parish of 229. Mackworth is about two miles from Derby and ten miles from Ashbourne. It shares its name with the nearby Mackworth Estate in Derby.HeritageMackworth, a conservation village, is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Historically, the parish also contained the neighbouring village of Markeaton, now within the Derby city boundary. The site of Markeaton can still be seen in the slopes of the hillside. There is evidence of Roman occupation at Mackworth. The village shares its stone-built All Saint's church with Markeaton. The church has memorials to the Mundy family of Markeaton whose arms date back to Edward the first. Located close by is Mackworth Castle.In 1881 the population of Mackworth village was given as 253, whilst Markeaton was given as 758 i. e. with 1,011 in total, in the parish of Mackworth.Notable residentsWilliam Emes (c. 1729–1803), landscape gardener, moved to a farmhouse at Bowbridge Fields about 1860.Samuel Richardson, "father of the English novel", was baptised here in 1689.
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