infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.07
longitude= -1.74
official_name= Tissington
map_type= Derbyshire
population =
shire_district= Derbyshire Dales
shire_county = Derbyshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= West Derbyshire
post_town= DERBY
postcode_district = DE6
postcode_area= DE
dial_code= 01335
os_grid_reference= SK176523

Tissington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is part of the estate of Tissington Hall, owned by the FitzHerbert family since 1465. It is regarded as one of the most picturesque English villages and is a popular tourist attraction, particularly during its well dressing week. It also gives its name to the Tissington Trail, a 17-mile walk and cycle path which passes nearby.


Tissington is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tizinctun'"Domesday Book: A Complete Translation". London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.1413] , having been given to Henry de FerrersHenry was given a large number of manors throughout England, but particularly in Derbyshire.] by the King:

"In Tizinctun Ulchel, Edric, Ganel, Uluiet, Wictric, Leuric, Godwin had 4 of land for . Land for 4 ploughs. Now in the demesne there (are) 3 ploughs: and 12 , and 8 having 4 ploughs, and 1 mill of 3 shillings (value); and 30 acres of meadow. Underwood 1 mile in length and 4 furlongs in breadth. In the time of King Edward it was worth £4, now 40 shillings""Domesday Book: A Complete Translation". London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745]
During the reign of Henry I the estate passed to the Savage family. After the death of the last male heir, William le Savage in 1259 it was split between the families of the joint heiresses, the Meynells and Edensors. The Meynell's part of the estate was acquired in marriage by Nicholas FitzHerbert in the 1460s. During the reign of Elizabeth I, Francis, the great-grandson of Nicholas, purchased the remainder from the heirs of Edensors. From then the village and estate has been wholly in the ownership of the FitzHerbert family [Buckley, D.H. (1966) "A Short History of Tissington and its Parish Church"]

Notable buildings

In the centre of the village is Tissington Hall, the seat of the FitzHerberts. A Jacobean building built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert, replacing an earlier moated manor house, it is a Grade II* listed building.

The parish church opposite the hall has a Norman tower and font.

The majority of the other buildings in the village are built in the local vernacular style, of which around 70% are listed buildings.

Well dressings

theme reflecting current events or anniversaries. This tradition is often cited to date back at least to 1349.

Tissington also lies on the Tissington Trail and Limestone Way

Literary connections

Richard Graves wrote some of his novel "The Spiritual Quixote" whilst staying in Tissington [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=2740&st=Tissington IGEW] - Wilson, John Marius (1870) Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales] .


* [http://www.tissington-hall.com Tissington - The Fitzherbert website]
* [http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=154 Tissington - Peak District On Line]


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