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Drakelow, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Drakelow, a township in Chnrch-Gresley parish, Derbyshire, on the river Trent and the Grand Trunk Canal, 1½ mile SW by S of Burton-upon-Trent town and railway station. Post town, Burton-upon-Trent; money order and telegraph office, Church Gresley. Acreage, 1425; population, 152. Drakelow Hall is the seat of the Gresley family, who are lords of the manor and principal landowners.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishChurch Gresley 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Drakelow from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: