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Draycott, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Draycott, a liberty in Wilne parish, Derbyshire, on the river Derwent and the Midland Counties railway, 6½ miles ESE of Derby. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. Area with Church Wilne, which is also a liberty in this parish, 1452 acres; population, 1032. The Earl of Harrington is lord of the manor. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, also a cotton factory.

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 parishWilne 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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 Draycott from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Draycott are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE72
Post TownDerby