Hognaston

Coordinates: 53°02′N 1°39′W / 53.04°N 1.65°W / 53.04; -1.65

Hognaston

St Bartholomew's Church
Hognaston
Population 200 (approx.)
OS grid reference SK235505
District Derbyshire Dales
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHBOURNE
Postcode district DE6
Dialling code 01335
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Derbyshire Dales
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'Hognaston is a small village and civil parish in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England.

Hognaston has a population of approximately 200; and has a play area, pub, church and a village hall.

Built on the side of a valley, which ends at the start of the river, it is made up of mostly newer houses but there are some older 17th and 18th century farm houses and cottages. Due to the dam at Carsington Reservoir, the lower part of the village cannot get mobile phone signal, digital TV through an aerial, or very good radio quality.

St Bartholomew's Church in the centre of the village dates back to the 12th century, the doorway and the middle section dates back to Norman times, shown by the stone carving over the door. This shows a bishop with crook, a lamb with cross, two fishes, a hog and other beasts. It is thought to represent the Agnus Dei.

The village hall was built in 1982 from the stones of the houses submerged by Carsington reservoir.

Hognaston forms part of the Derbyshire Dales local government district.