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Egginton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Egginton, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the verge of the county, near Ryknield Street and the river Dove, adjacent to the Grand Trunk Canal, 4 miles NNE of Burton-upon-Trent, and has a joint station on the North Staffordshire and Great Northern railways, and a post office under Burton-upon-Trent; money order office, "Wellington; telegraph office at the railway station. It was known at Domesday as Eghintune. The parish comprises 2406 acres; population, 396. Egginton Hall is the seat of the Every family. The parish was the scene of a defeat of the Royalists in 1644 by Sir J. Gell. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £364 with residence. The church is old, dating from about 1290, and was well restored in 1892. There are charities of £72 yearly value. The Burton Corporation Sewage farm was established here in 1885.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEgginton St. Wilfrid 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Egginton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Derbyshire
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE65
Post TownDerby