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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Draycott from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Draycott)
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: