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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Egginton St. Wilfrid|
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Burton-upon-Trent|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Egginton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Egginton (St. Wilfrid))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Egginton 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: