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Etwall, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Etwall, a township an d a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies 6 miles SW of Derby, has a station on the G.N.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. Acreage, 2081; population of the township, 641; of the ecclesiastical parish, 892. The parish includes also the townships of Burnaston and Bearwardcote. Etwall Hall and Etwall Lodge are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £429 with residence. The church is a fine old Norman structure, and there is a Wesleyan chapel in the village. An hospital for 16 almsmen was founded in Etwall in 1577 on the same foundation as the grammar school at Repton. See REPTON.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishEtwall St. Helen 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Etwall 1557-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., 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 Etwall 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 Etwall 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:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE65
Post TownDerby