|Hognaston is a sleepy little village within sight of Carsington Reservoir, in the south of the White Peak. |
The church is another (like many locally) with Norman parts, some medieval bits and a lot of Victorian 'restoration' (or rebuilding). However there is a fine Norman tympanum and main doorway and some fine 14th century parts.
The village has some fine old houses and boasts a pub, the Red Lion, and a post office. It is a beautiful and quiet place, having been bypassed by the road which now serves the reservoir, and a good centre from which to explore the area.
Hognaston Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
0 - Hognaston village
1 - Carsington Water
2 - Carsington Water Visitor Centre
3 - Carsington Water Dam
4 - Carsington Water and boats
Local places of interest
Carsington Water is a Severn Trent Water reservoir in Derbyshire, between Ashbourne and Wirksworth. It has a visitor centre, sailing club, fishing, and cycling and walking trails.
Harboro Rocks are an edge of magnesian limestone near Brassington, offering rock climbing and fantastic scenery. Harboro Cave was inhabited from the Ice Age.
High Peak Trail
The High Peak Trail takes the line of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway betwen Parsley Hey and Cromford, in the Derbyshire Peak District.
Middleton Top is the last surviving winding engine from the now defunct Cromford and High Peak Railway, near Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire Peak District.
Tissington Hall is the 17th century home of the FitzHerbert family in Tissington Village near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Wonderful furniture, paintings and porcelain collection.
Wirksworth Church, Derbyshire, has important and impressive Saxon carvings. Betti the Mercian monk may have been buried here, as are the Gell family and Anthony Lowe
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