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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Repton and Gresley
|Poor Law union
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Drakelow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Drakelow)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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