Elvaston, a parish in Derbyshire on the river Derwent, adjacent to the Derby Canal, and the Derby and Leicester railway, near Borrowash station, and 4½ miles SE by E of Derby. The parish comprises the hamlets of Ambaston and Thulston, and the latter has a post office under Derby; money order and telegraph office, Alvaston. Acreage, 2656; population, 519. The manor belonged to the Blunts and the Poles, and passed to the Stanhopes. Elvaston Castle is the seat of the Earl of Harrington, who is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The gardens are very fine, and noticeable for their conifers, yew trees, artificial lake, and rockeries. The gates formerly belonged to the palace at Madrid. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £321. Patron, the Earl of Harrington. The church is ancient, has a pinnacled tower, and contains monuments of the Stanhopes. Charities, £180.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Elvaston St. Bartholomew|
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Elvaston 1651-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Elvaston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Elvaston (St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Elvaston 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: