Ticknall is an attractive former estate village for Calke Abbey and is located 6.5 miles North of Ashby De La Zouch. Known for it's tile, pottery and brickmaking in the late 18th century and early 19th century the population reached 1500 trebling the present number of approximately 500 inhabitants. The village is known locally for it's historic residential cottages and former estate houses.
Located within the village is the former entrance to the Harpur-Crewe family seat known as Calke Abbey. Constructed on the site of an Augustinian priory dating back to the century, the current Grade I listed country house was built in 1808. It is now owned and run by the National Trust.
The village is well catered for at a local level with 3 public houses, a village post office and shop, St George parish Church, a cricket ground, village hall and primary school.
Ticknall is well placed to the South of the A50 southern Derby bypass linking the M1 motorway with the A38 and access links to Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby city centres.
Ticknall has a primary school named 'Dame Catherine Harpur school' which feeds in to Chellaston Academy comprehensive school, Derby.